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DP_lecture_TV - Media Influences Why TV? By age 10, average...

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Unformatted text preview: Media Influences Why TV? By age 10, average child is watching 4 hours/day By age 18, spent more time watching TV than any single activity, except sleep Think about interventions! Can be positive Can be negative Things to consider when considering TV Material on TV must be understood =TV literacy TV literacy Before 8 or 9, not very literate. Process piecemeal fashion captivated by zooms, cuts, fast-paced action direct attention elsewhere during adult (male) voices therefore, hard to create coherent story line from beginning to end Younger than 7 - do not fully grasp fictional nature of TV after 8, still believing accuracy of portrayals The bad Correlational surveys Viewing televised aggression is linked to aggressive behavior; the link is probably bidirectional Mean violence of crimes committed by age 30 Preference for violent TV at 8 Low Med High Causality is impossible to determine Lab & Field Studies Demonstrate an instigating effect of violent TV that is: observed in boys & girls Strongest when violence appears justified & realistic Why TV Violence affects...
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This note was uploaded on 09/24/2010 for the course PSYCH 120B taught by Professor Shams during the Spring '09 term at UCLA.

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