Television And Movie Violence


The United States has become the most violent nation in the industrial world. The latest, a bloodbath in Littleton, Colorado, once again has us questioning our society. These revenge fantasies portrayed in Littleton are showing themselves in movies and on TV. This shows that violence in the media is contributing to the violence in our nation and causes people to act more aggressively in society. Each generation has been exposed to more and more media. That means every generation is more vulnerable to the psychological impact of television violence. The National Television Violence Study indicates:
For the third year in a row violent TV shows account for 60% of TV programming and that the ...

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those who watch it. It is believed that people learn by imitating what they see, and children are particularly receptive to such learning. I feel children model things they see and learn their aggressions from family members and from television. Therefore, I feel that TV violence is a contributing factor to the aggressive behavior that is needed to commit violent acts. However, it is not the main cause.
DISCUSSION
Television and movie violence refers to the act of rape, abuse, assault, injury and murder depicted on television and in movies. Some people are against television violence, suggesting that TV violence causes aggressive behavior. Other people suggest that television violence does not cause people to act aggressively. They say it is all based on the way they were raised and how they where taught to handle their aggression, and how they interpret violence. They feel that the viewers should be critical thinkers and should learn how to interpret what they see.
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the time is television, it plays a part in how there minds develop.
Another example of how television influences children was in Linnord, California when three local teens with their obsession with the hit movie Scream turned deadly. Mario Pidea and his two accomplices created a plan to reenact the film on friends, family and classmates. Each murder was planned perfectly just as in the movie. The viewing of violent movies can sometimes have a trigger effect, making the person do things they normally would not do. When serial rapist and murderer, Nathaniel White, confessed to authorities in New York State, he claimed that he got his ideas from his criminal mentor, Kane, from the film ...

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