Lecture 25 - – Exposure to violent media increased...

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Violent Media & Aggression Debate 18 School Shootings ± Dec. 1, 1997; West Paducha, KY. ± March 24, 1998; Jonesboro, AK. ± April 20, 1999; Littleton, CO. ± Sept. 13, 2006; Montreal, Canada ± Sept. 29, 2006; Cazenovia, WI ± April 16, 2007; Virginia Tech. ± Feb. 14, 2008; Northern Illinois University 19 Supposed Influences… 20 Who Does It Affect? 21
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Who Does It Affect? ± Do you think media with violent content have some negative effects on: – Young children –Ado lescents – College students –You 22 Social Psychological Perspective ± Person Factors? ± Situation Factors? ± Combinations? 23 Person Factors ± Weaver et al. (1990; 1991) – People high in psychoticism preferred ² Violent movies ² Tragedies ² “Rebellious rock music” 24 Situation Factors ± Many of the perpetrators of the school violence did not come from violent backgrounds or neighborhoods ± Tanya, et al. (1999)
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Unformatted text preview: – Exposure to violent media increased violent cognitions, whereas non-violent ones did not 25 Person × Situation Factors ± Singer & Singer (1986) – aggressive family life + heavy amounts of violent media = aggressive behavior ± Anderson (1997) – short term exposure primes aggressive thoughts & feelings – long-term exposure leads to rehearsal of aggressive thoughts & a belief that aggression is a positive and viable solution ± Anderson & Dill (2000) – exposure to violent videogames related to increases in aggressive thoughts & behaviors 26 Summary of the Controversy ± Should violent media be banned or heavily regulated by the government? – Research methods – Looking at the same data, but draw different conclusions ² Correlation vs. Causation ² Differing definitions of “violence”, “aggression” 27...
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