Dr. James D. Ivory, an associate professor in the Virginia Tech Department of Communication and founding director of the Virginia Tech Gaming and Media Effects Research Laboratory (VT G.A.M.E.R. Lab), attended the annual convention of the American Psychological Association to present findings from a program of research dealing with factors influencing people's perceptions of video games' effects.

Ivory's presentation, titled "The Effects We See: Influences on Perceptions of Harmful Video Game Violence Effects," was part of a competitively-selected panel titled "Video Game Violence and Aggression -- Did We Get the Links Wrong?" The panel was led by Dr. Christopher Ferguson, a psychology professor at Texas A & M University International, and also featured Paul Adachi, a psychology doctoral student at Brock University, and Dr. Scott Cunningham, an economics professor at Baylor University.