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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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