Effects of Prosocial Media on Social Behavior

@article{Greitemeyer2011EffectsOP,
  title={Effects of Prosocial Media on Social Behavior},
  author={Tobias Greitemeyer},
  journal={Current Directions in Psychological Science},
  year={2011},
  volume={20},
  pages={251 - 255}
}
  • Tobias Greitemeyer
  • Published 1 August 2011
  • Psychology
  • Current Directions in Psychological Science
Helping and aggression are core topics in social psychology. So far, abundant evidence that violent media decreases helping and increases aggression has been collected. However, recent theoretical and empirical work has demonstrated that the media may also increase prosocial outcomes and decrease antisocial outcomes. In fact, exposure to media with prosocial content increases the accessibility of prosocial thoughts, empathy, and helping behavior and decreases aggression and aggression-related… 

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