Television Violence And Its Effects On Children

This literature review is based on the effects of television violence
on children. More specifically, it deals with the relationship found
between television violence and aggression found in young children. I chose
this topic because I found it interesting to learn that studies have indeed
found a connection between television viewing and the behavior of people,
especially children.

The first study reviewed is entitled "Television Violence and
Children's Aggression: Testing the Priming. Social script, and
Disinhibition Predictions," by Wendy Josephson. Josephson begins her study
by commenting on other studies which pertain to the idea of television
violence leading to aggressiveness ...

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of her study is to research the effect this violence has on boys'
aggression. Special emphasis is placed on factors such as teacher-rated
characteristic aggressiveness in the boys, timing of frustration (before or
after watching the televised violence, and violence related cues.

Josephson's study is detailed and technical. However, sometimes it
gets very difficult to understand the study due to the many advanced,
technical terms used. The purpose of the study is somewhat easy to
determine, and the three hypotheses on which she bases her research on are
outlined clearly in the end of the review. It is understandable, from the
review, how she came to her hypotheses.

The second study reviewed is by Leonard D. Eron. Titled "Interventions
to Mitigate the Psychological Effects of Media Violence on Aggressive
Behavior," it begins with Eron's realization that although many studies
were conducted which support the link between violence on television and
aggressive behavior, ...

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Added: 10/26/2008 07:48:03 AM
Category: Social Issues
Type: Free Paper
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