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PSYC 360: T/Th 09/18/07 Journal #1 In the public debate on aggression and violence, media influences are commonly sited as one of the most important factors responsible for the apparently increasing levels of aggression, especially among children and adolescents. Indeed, nowadays the television programs are full of aggressive episodes, often of a highly violent nature, easily accessible even to young viewer. The same is true for videos, cinema productions, comic books and computer games. Surveys done in the past years regularly presented alarming figures of the average number of hours per week spent using such media by children. These observations foster the conviction that the portrayal of violence in the media is responsible for a general increase in aggression in today’s society. Some studies showed that there is far more violence in the reel world than in the real world. This means that the violent media not simply reflect the violence that already exists in society, but also exaggerate the
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This note was uploaded on 04/10/2008 for the course PSYC 360 taught by Professor Borders during the Fall '07 term at USC.

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