Faculty Advisor

Heineman, George T.


An objective evaluation of the common perception that video games are a major cause of youth violence is provided. This view is expressed in Lt. Col. Dave Grossman's book Stop Teaching Our Kids to Kill. A thorough critique of this book and other literature is provided. An analysis of current video games and recommendations for games with positive team-building psychological benefits are given. Recommendations for increasing awareness of the effects of games are provided to parents, government agencies, and the video game industry.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2003

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Computer Science