Lecture 9 PSY220 Aggression & Altruism (2013) NO PICS&WHITE

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Unformatted text preview: o clean up the reflec<on of that society.” - Zev Braun, CBS A Few Facts •  Television characters are now 1,000 <mes more likely to be murdered than are real people (The Economist, 2003) •  87% of the crimes commiJed in the U.S. are non- violent crimes, but only 13% of crimes commiJed on reality based TV programs (e.g., Cops) are non- violent •  Largest discrepancy between TV and real life is for murder •  Daily life: 0.2% of all crimes •  Television: 50% of all crimes 100 90 80 70 60 50 40 Real World 30 Television 20 10 0 “The most violent gheJo isn’t in South Central L.A. Or Southeast Washington D.C.; it’s on TV.” “About 350 characters appear each night on prime- <me TV, but studies show an average of 7 people are murdered every night.” “If this rate applied in reality, then in just 50 days everyone in...
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