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The Forgotten Medium: The Impact of Reading Violent Literature on Aggressive Thoughts

@inproceedings{Stevens2012TheFM,
  title={The Forgotten Medium: The Impact of Reading Violent Literature on Aggressive Thoughts},
  author={McKay Stevens},
  year={2012}
}
The Forgotten Medium: The Impact of Reading Violent Literature on Aggressive Thoughts McKay Stevens Department of Psychology, BYU Master of Science Media violence in television, film, video games, and music has been linked to increased aggression. Only in recent years have researchers begun to investigate the impact that reading violent literature can have on individuals. The present study exposed individuals to either a violent or nonviolent story and measured aggressive cognitions. No… Expand

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