15 March 2010 Lecture

15 March 2010 Lecture - 15March2010Lecture 14:02

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14:02 What is your oldest memory of viewing something scary in the media? Funny? More people able to remember scary Violent Content on TV By the time the average American child graduates from elementary school, he or she  will have seen more than 8,000 murders and more than 100,00 other assorted acts of  violence on network TV Content analysis of: Frequency Type: program, character, weapon Context: punishment, justification, damage Violent Content on TV -more frequent than real life -majority of shows (60 %) contain violence -violence during prime time has increased over time (networks and basic cable) -more violence on Kids’ shows -perpetuated by “good guys” more than “bad guys” goes unpunished more than punished victim pain and suffering often not shown -violence is often trivialized  Effects of Exposure to Media Violence: 1. Behavioral  2. Affective (Emotional)
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