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Unformatted text preview: antisocial effects – Columbine Massacre • Every state (except Vermont) had copycat threats or incidents – Abusive men often had abusive fathers Applications of Observational Learning • Good news • Prosocial models can have prosocial effects • Actions and words need to be consistent – If say one thing and do another (hypocrite), children will imitate it (say one thing and do another) TV and Observational Learning • Most children in developed countries spend more time watching TV than in school • Is there a link between TV and violence? • Yes, but correlational – More media violence led to more fights in school – TV viewing at age 14 correlated with aggression at age 16 and 22 – In US, homicide rate doubled between 1957 and 1974 – same time TV use spread Modeling Violence • Children model what they see, even if not real – Sevenfold increase in violent play after watching Power Rangers Next Time • Memory...
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This note was uploaded on 09/23/2010 for the course IST 220 at Penn State.