Article analysis .docx - PSY 250 MPW Weis Cerankosky(2010 Reading Guide Topic introduction Almost no topic has been studied more extensively than the

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PSY 250 MPW Weis & Cerankosky (2010) Reading Guide Topic introduction Almost no topic has been studied more extensively than the effect of violence in media on the consumers of that media. This research started by looking at whether violence in tv and movies make viewers more violent themselves. The data on that question are pretty clear that there is a relationship there. The incredible rise in popularity of video games in the last 30 years (more money is spent on video games than on movies and music combined ) means that we need to look at the effects of video games on the people who play them, especially children. This study does just that. More about the article By now you are familiar with the abstract-introduction-methods-results-discussion- references sequence of sections that is also found in this article. This is the first article we’ve read that is in classic APA (American Psychological Association) style. You will learn much more about this style of writing in later classes. I’ll just mention two features of this style here. 1) The introduction does not have a label called “Introduction”. The introduction section just starts right after the abstract. Why this section doesn’t have a label while all the others do is a mystery of APA style (not the last one you’ll come across). 2) The previous studies used a footnote style of citing sources. APA style uses in-text citations instead of footnotes. This means that instead of a footnote number like this 1 indicating that the information came from a particular source, APA style uses the authors’ names and year of publication to indicate a source, like this (Anderson & Bushman, 2001). It’s easy to gloss over these citation in the text, but you might pay closer attention to them in this article to get a feel for how they work.
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