The Ohio State University at Newark

Lecture to Address Link between Video Game Violence and Aggression

NEWARK, OH, Oct. 25, 2017 — Do violent video games cause aggression? Learn how current research, new ideas and perspectives answer this highly debated yet simple question. Patrick Ewell, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology at Kenyon College, will address this controversial subject during a free public lecture “Here Comes a New Challenger: Rethinking the Relationship between Violent Videogames and Aggression.”

Ewell’s talk will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 14, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at The Ohio State University at Newark’s John L. and Christine Warner Library and Student Center, Room 126, 1219 University Drive, Newark. The presentation is the first of the 2017-2018 Ohio State Newark Psychology Speakers Series. Attendees can also learn about opportunities offered through the Ohio State Newark Psychology academic area. Refreshments will be served. Learn more at

Ewell is a media psychologist whose primary research includes all aspects of video gaming. His current research interests include: the role of expertise and performance on aggression, the composition of and role narratives play in video games and the psychological effects of augmented and virtual reality gaming. He is also interested in various forms of self-presentation and social anxiety in the context of computer-mediated communication and social networking. Ewell received his Ph.D. from the University of Alabama in 2015.

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