Developmental Psych 12 3 09

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TV and Behavior: socialization outside the family TV and societal changes o First TV 1939 o Crime rate grew as first TV generation grew up Children watching TV o How much? Age differences? o What do they watch? TV violence? TV watching and Age o Young children Heaviest diet Increases over childhood Declines at adolescence Violent TV content o Violence: 50-90% of all shows Adult prime time: 5 violent acts per hour o Saturday morning: 20-130 violent acts per hour o TV movies: 30-100 deaths o 20-40 thousand murders witnessed by late adolescence Does TV violence reflect real world? o Violent crimes World: 13% Cops: 87% o Murders World: .2% of crimes Cops: 50% of crimes Qualities of TV violence o Few negative consequences o Often humorous o Unpunished o First resort o Attractive role models o Pays off – rewarded o Normative Children and TV violence o Children’s violence exposure Historically unique
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