Researchers have come to explain how violence is

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Unformatted text preview: stablished by about age 8; that is, patterns of aggression at age 8 are positively correlated with aggressive behavior in adulthood (Eron & Slaby, 1994). Researchers have come to explain how violence is learned by talking about "risk factors" (American Psychological Association, 1993). Risk factors are those aspects of children's lives that undermine their healthy development such as poverty, family violence, and racism. Media web.ebscohost.com.ezproxy.pvamu.edu/ehost/delivery?sid=612a58d7-e473-4a54-b2cc-afc9eb8d1642%40sessionmgr4&vid=11&hid=18 4/12 10/10/13 EBSCOhost violence has also been identified as a risk factor in children (Garbarino, 1999). The more risk factors accumulate in a child's life, the more that child is at risk for becoming violent. The concept of "accumulated risk" can help explain the differential impact of media violence on children's behavior. How much media violence impacts individual children will depend on not only quality and quantity of children's exposure to media violence, but also on the extent to which other risk factors are present in any child's life. While most children ha...
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