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Unformatted text preview: behavior in people, some studies have shown a relationship between short-term aggressive behavior and media depictions of violence. 2) Other studies have suggested that the media may actually prevent acts of violence by providing people with an outlet for pent-up feelings and emotions. According to this cathartic effect hypothesis , the media offer people a vicarious outlet for feelings of aggression and thus may reduce the amount of violence engaged in by the media consumer. 3) Still other analysts have suggested that continual depictions of violence tend to desensitize viewers and create values that contribute to aggressive behavior and feelings of fear and frustration....
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This note was uploaded on 11/08/2011 for the course SCIE SYG2000 taught by Professor Bernhardt during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
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