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Unformatted text preview: The Relationship between Observing Violence and Acting Aggressively Violence in the media and in our lives has become much more prevalent than it was in past decades. Many people think that because children are so exposed to increased aggression during their childhood and teenage years, they end up being more aggressive themselves. My hypothesis is that the more a person is exposed to violence during their lifetime, whether its in the media or in person, the more aggressive he or she will be. There are two variables in this hypothesis. The first is how much violence a person is exposed to. This variable is called the independent variable because it will be manipulated in an experiment. (Lecture, 9/26/07) The second variable, conceptually, is how aggressive a person feels after observing violence. I will operationalize this, or measure this, by keeping track of how many acts of aggression the person commits. This variable is called the dependent variable, because, if my hypothesis is correct, the commits....
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course PSYCH 367 taught by Professor Han during the Winter '08 term at Ohio State.
- Winter '08
- Social Psychology