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

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Unformatted text preview: others. Advice from Pop Psychologists •  Pound a pillow •  Break cheap dishes •  Freeze ice in a milk carton and then beat it with a hammer •  Tear up a phone book But Research Shows… •  Ven<ng keeps arousal levels high. •  Ven<ng keeps aggressive thoughts ac<ve in memory. •  Ven<ng keeps angry feelings alive. The Truth Violent media actually increase aggression. Consider Violent Video Games •  Iden<fy with a violent character •  Almost con<nuous violence •  The main point: violence is rewarded Violent Video Game Study •  Two condi<ons: – Violent games: e.g., Carmageddon, Mortal Kombat – Non- violent games: e.g., Glider Pro, 3D Pinball •  Aqer playing games, asked to indicate their response to a...
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This note was uploaded on 03/27/2014 for the course PSY 220 taught by Professor Platz during the Spring '11 term at University of Toronto.

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