Tuesday, March 4
1960s great concern about violence Assassinations Civil rights movement Vietnam Riots Television programs Violence as release? catharsis = viewing someone else's violence reduces one's own feelings of aggression - Feshbach, 19
Tuesday, March 11
Today's material in the textbook cultivation theory, pp. 151-153 yes, it will be on Exam 2 Cultivation theory Long term exposure to heavy TV content has small but perceptible effects on the perceptions of the audience Gerbner, 1
What is one argument that videogames are dangerous? What is an argument against that? Explain which argument you think is more valid and why.
College students who played violent videogames were more likely to use more aggressive behavior than those
Explain the difference between the copy cat phenomenon and social learning theory.
The copy cat phenomenon was when people would copy the behavior of people that they saw in
media. The social learning theory is that when someone attractive or likable beha
What is self-efficacy and how does it relate to diffusion of innovation?
Self-efficacy is the belief in one's own ability. It's related to diffusion of innovation in that a person only adopts an innovation if they think that they can do it or that t
What is the ceiling effect? Give an example.
The ceiling effect is when someone already has a certain mindset and therefore when testing how someone reacts to something, there is no change. An example is when you are so excited to see a concert and
What is the difference between cross-sectional and longitudinal studies?
Cross-sectional studies are surveys that are taken at one point of time and include a single sample. This is different from a longitudinal study because they are t