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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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This note was uploaded on 01/30/2012 for the course PSYC 120 taught by Professor Bethlebreton during the Fall '11 term at Purdue University.
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