Long-term effects of repeated exposure to media violence in childhood.

@inproceedings{Huesmann1994LongtermEO,
  title={Long-term effects of repeated exposure to media violence in childhood.},
  author={L. Rowell Huesmann and Laurie S. Miller},
  year={1994}
}
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