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lecture14_nov_27 - Violent Media and Aggression • Copycat...

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Unformatted text preview: Violent Media and Aggression • Copycat violence • Countless studies linking violent media to aggression – TV, movies, videogames, song lyrics • Correlation is positive – Direction? Course Information • Two weeks left!! • Exam grades are posted—see either of us to go over your exams • To figure out your grade so far: (Exam 1 * .25) + (Exam 2 * .30) + (OSR1 * .01) + (OSR2 * .01) = total points (so far) total points/57 = % thus far. • ORS Worksheet #3 due Next Tuesday (12/4) TV violence and aggressive behavior • Children in experimental group watched a violent episode of a police drama • Children in control group watched an exciting sporting event • Allowed to play in another room with other group of children • Recorded the number and duration of aggressive acts 1 2 3 4 5 6 Nonviolent TV show Violent TV show Duration of aggressive responses (seconds) Boys Girls Media, violence, and children • Subsequent studies revealed that increases in aggression after violent media is somewhat greater for those rated more aggressive initially • Positive correlation between amount of TV watched as adolescent and adult violence – Regardless of parental education, family income, and neighborhood violence rates How strong is the relationship between media violence and real-world aggression? (Bushman & Huesmann, 2001)-0.2-0.1 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.4 0.5 Smoking & lung cancer Media violence & aggression Condom use and ST HIV Exposure to lead & IQ in children Nicotine patch & smoking cessation...
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