Editor's note: The Conversation took down the article "Are gifted kids more sensitive to screen violence?" on January 11, 2017. The article was based on a study published in a peer-reviewed journal, the Gifted Child Quarterly 2016, Vol. 60(4) 279-286. It has since been retracted by its authors, Jonathan Wai, Brad Bushman and Yakup Cetin. Following is the retraction from the authors:
"Questions have been raised about the pattern of results in the Cetin, Wai, Altay, and Bushman (2016) article [Effects of Violent Media on Verbal Task Performance in Gifted and General Cohort Children]. Unfortunately, the data collection procedures could not be verified because the author who collected the data (Cengiz Altay) could not be contacted following the attempted coup in Turkey. Therefore, as the integrity of the data could not be confirmed, we are retracting the study."
The original article was written by: Jonathan Wai, Research Scientist, Duke University; Brad Bushman, Professor of Communication and Psychology, The Ohio State University, and Yakup Cetin, Head of the Department of Foreign Language Education, Fatih University