Social psych notes 11.25 - Television o Does viewing...

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Television o Does viewing violent tv lead to aggressive behavior? o Correlating tv viewing and behavior Consistent (international) correlation between tv viewing and aggression Positive correlation as one variable increases, the other increases…. as tv viewing increases, aggression increases Viewing violent tv as kids correlated with spousal abuse/assault/robbery…. viewing violent tv at age 8, correlated with aggression at age 19 …. aggression at age 8, no relationship with violent tv at 19 Viewing “gossipy” tv o Correlated with indirect aggression Homicide rates increase when tv is introduced to a city o Ex: Smithville 1945 town got tv before 1945 there was an average of 10 murders a year after 1945 there was an average of 25 murders a year cause and effect? Experiments on if tv viewing causes aggression o Bobo doll study 1. Watched (on tv) adults beating up the bobo doll 2. Watched nonviolent tv found that group 1 was much more
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