November 15 - Media Effects on Aggression Patterns that we...

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November 15, 2010 Media Effects on Aggression Patterns that we see in TV show similar patterns for video games. Possible Relationships between Media Consumption and Aggression No relationship Viewing violence greater likelihood of being aggressive (X causes Y) Those who are already aggressive tend to view violence (Y causes X) Some other variable causes both media consumption and aggression (Z causes both) Parental leniency Socioeconomic status Research Designs Experimental Laboratory – Have kids play a certain video game or watch a certain show, then put them into a situation where they may react aggressively Field – Watch kids at a camp, how do they react after “movie night” Cross-sectional Doing random surveys across socioeconomic strata, age, race, gender, etc. Longitudinal/Panel Designs Follow individuals over time
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What were you watching at time 1 and how aggressive were you at time 1? Then, what were you watching at time 2, and how
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This note was uploaded on 11/17/2010 for the course SOC 330P taught by Professor Maryrose during the Fall '10 term at University of Texas.

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