Intro to Social Psych Exam 4 - Television and peers

Intro to Social Psych Exam 4 - Television and peers - Intro...

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Intro to Social Psych Exam 4 Television Positive effects - increase childs vocab. - Learn - Technology 4 ways that media violence affects children 1. straightforward learning and imitation: seeing actors engage in aggression teacher new behaviors and inspires imitation of them 2. viewing aggression increases the accessibility of the viewers own aggressive thoughts, feelings and tendencies a. makes it more likely that the individual will interpret new events as involving aggression and will respond aggressively b. may become part of the individuals normal mind set 3. media violence is exciting and arousing for most youth 4. frequent long-term exposure to media violence gradually leades to emotional desensitization – a reduction in the level of unpleasant physiological arousal most people experience when observing violence Peers and Friends Friendship - intimate, reciprocated positive relationships between two people cliques - friendships groups that children voluntarily form or join themselves crowds - groups of adolescents who have similar stereotyped reputations. Among American high school students, typical crowds may include the “brains” “jocks”,
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2011 for the course PSY 0105 taught by Professor Williamklein during the Fall '08 term at Pittsburgh.

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