Agg pt 3 Media Infl for BB

Agg pt 3 Media Infl for BB - MediaInfluenceson Aggression...

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Media Influences on  Aggression Aggression Pt 3 
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Imitation and Aggression The people children imitate the most, of  course, are their parents.  And if the parents were abused as children,  this can set a chain of abuse in motion. 
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Imitation and Aggression Social Learning Theory The idea that we learn social behavior  (e.g., aggression) by observing others  and imitating them. 
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Imitation and Aggression Bandura’s basic procedure was to have an adult  knock around a plastic, air-filled “Bobo” doll (the  kind that bounces back after it’s been knocked  down).  The kids were then allowed to play with the doll.  In these experiments, the children imitated the  aggressive models and treated the doll in an  abusive way. 
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Violence in the Media: TV, Movies, and Video Games
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Effects on Children         By the time the average American child finishes  elementary school, he or she would have seen 8,000  murders and more than 100,000 other acts of  violence.
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Effects on Children The more TV violence individuals watch as  children, the more violence they exhibit later  as teens and young adults. Watching a violent film has the effect of  increasing the number of aggressive acts  committed during a game—primarily by the  youngsters who already rated as highly  aggressive by their teachers. Even children who are not inclined toward 
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