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Unformatted text preview: Today, most people attribute the increase of violent acts to the increase of violent video. Studies have proved it and people agree that there is a correlation. However, studies have also proved that violence can only be measured by its context. The question at hand is whether or not the media really makes a significant impact on the developing behavior of children. John Davidson author of a Rolling Stone article; Menace to Society, believes that the studies which proved a connection between actual and video violence were unsatisfactory and that there is almost no correlation between them. All that these experiments show is potential effect, said Davidson. He agrees to the claim that there are five variables which determine violent behavior: The child s intellectual achievement, social popularity, identification with television characters, and the beliefs on the reality of the violence. However, even if the context is necessary, a person will witness 32,000 murders and 40,000 attempted murders but the time they are 18. Context is key and a person will witness 32,000 murders and 40,000 attempted murders but the time they are 18....
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This note was uploaded on 03/06/2012 for the course ENG 101 taught by Professor Christianfaught during the Spring '09 term at University of Phoenix.
- Spring '09