The Effects of Media Violence on Society

  title={The Effects of Media Violence on Society},
  author={Craig A. Anderson and Brad J. Bushman},
  pages={2377 - 2379}
Evidence is steadily accumulating that prolonged exposure to violent TV programming during childhood is associated with subsequent aggression. In their Perspective, Anderson and Bushman discuss new work ( Johnson et al .) that clearly demonstrates this association in adolescents and young adults, thus broadening the range of individuals affected by media violence. 

Media Violence Research and Youth Violence Data: Why Do They Conflict?

  • Cheryl K. Olson
  • Political Science, Psychology
    Academic psychiatry : the journal of the American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training and the Association for Academic Psychiatry
  • 2004
There is little evidence of a substantial link between exposure to violent interactive games and serious real-life violence or crime, according to media headlines and public perceptions.

Television Viewing and Aggressive Behavior in Adolescents and Young Adults

Much evidence links televised violence to violent behavior (Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 2001; 155:17). Investigators from Columbia University and Mount

Does Media Violence Cause Violent Crime?

Over the past 60 years, hundreds of studies have shown that viewing violence in the media can influence aggressive behaviour. However, the vast majority of these studies are laboratory based, and

Media Violence, Aggression, and Public Policy

Two questions have dominated public debate about media violence since the 1930s: (1) Does exposure to violent media have harmful effects on youth? (2) How should society handle this problem? Even

The Impact of Violence Against Women in Advertisements

Understanding the impact of portrayals of violence and abuse by advertising media, especially when directed at women, requires our going beyond concerns about effectiveness of such marketing

The Influence of Media Violence on Youth

Though it is clear that reducing exposure to media violence will reduce aggression and violence, it is less clear what sorts of interventions will produce a reduction in exposure, and large-scale longitudinal studies would help specify the magnitude of media-violence effects on the most severe types of violence.

chapter five Media Violence and the Development of Aggressive Behavior

INTRODUCTION American's history of exposure to violent media has spanned more than a century, from the film The Great Train Robbery to the television show "Dragnet" to the video game Far Cry 2.

The Violence Profile: Five Decades of Cultural Indicators Research

This study examines violence in prime-time broadcast network television programs aired between 1967 and 2015. The data show that violence has been a consistent and central part of programming,



Psychological Processes Promoting the Relation Between Exposure to Media Violence and Aggressive Behavior by the Viewer

A developmental theory is presented to account for the relation between increased exposure to media violence and increased aggressive behavior. It is argued that the effect of media violence on

Mitigating the imitation of aggressive behaviors by changing children's attitudes about media violence.

A sample of 169 first- and third-grade children, selected because of their high exposure to television violence, was randomly divided into an experimental and a control group and the relation between violence viewing and aggressiveness was diminished in the experimental group.

Television Viewing and Aggressive Behavior During Adolescence and Adulthood

There was a significant association between the amount of time spent watching television during adolescence and early adulthood and the likelihood of subsequent aggressive acts against others and the association remained significant after previous aggressive behavior was controlled statistically.

Media violence and the American public. Scientific facts versus media misinformation.

A comparison of news reports and scientific knowledge about media effects reveals a disturbing discontinuity: over the past 50 years, the average news report has changed from claims of a weak link to a moderate link and then back to aweak link between media violence and aggression.

Effects of reducing children's television and video game use on aggressive behavior: a randomized controlled trial.

An intervention to reduce television, videotape, and video game use decreases aggressive behavior in elementary schoolchildren and supports the causal influences of these media on aggression and the potential benefits of reducing children's media use.

Effects of Violent Video Games on Aggressive Behavior, Aggressive Cognition, Aggressive Affect, Physiological Arousal, and Prosocial Behavior: A Meta-Analytic Review of the Scientific Literature

A meta-analytic review of the video-game research literature reveals that violent video games increase aggressive behavior in children and young adults and that playing violent videogames also decreases prosocial behavior.

Written version of testimony given by C . A . Anderson on 21 March 2000 at a hearing of the U . S . Senate Commerce Committee

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