The public health risks of media violence: a meta-analytic review.

  title={The public health risks of media violence: a meta-analytic review.},
  author={Christopher J. Ferguson and John Kilburn},
  journal={The Journal of pediatrics},
  volume={154 5},

Media Violence Effects: Confirmed Truth or Just Another X-File?

This article presents a critical review of the extant literature on media violence effects on violent criminal behavior. Problems within the media violence literature that limit the causal conclusion

Efficacy of an Intervention to Reduce the Use of Media Violence and Aggression: An Experimental Evaluation with Adolescents in Germany

The results show that a 5-week school-based intervention can produce changes in the use of media violence, aggressive norms, and behaviors sustained over several months.

Efficacy of an Intervention to Reduce the Use of Media Violence and Aggression: An Experimental Evaluation with Adolescents in Germany

Several longitudinal studies and meta-analytic reviews have demonstrated that exposure to violent media is linked to aggression over time. However, evidence on effective interventions to reduce the

Breaking the Vicious Cycle of Media Violence Use and Aggression: A Test of Intervention Effects Over 30 Months

Objective: This study examined the sustained efficacy of a media violence intervention in reducing media violence use, normative acceptance of aggression, and aggressive behavior in adolescents. It

The Promotion of Violence by the Mainstream Media of Communication

This chapter gives a comprehensive state-of-the-art review on the effects that exposure to or enactment of violence in mainstream media has on aggressive behavior, emotions, and empathy. In line with

Two sides to the same coin: relational and physical aggression in the media

Purpose – This review aims to examine how aggression is portrayed in the media and how it can influence behavior and attitudes regarding aggression.Design/methodology/approach – The authors reviewed

Overstated Evidence for Short-Term Effects of Violent Games on Affect and Behavior: A Reanalysis of Anderson et al. (2010)

The results indicate the need for an open, transparent, and preregistered research process to test the existence of the basic phenomenon, as well as future directions for stronger experimental research.

Impersonal Agencies of Communication: Comparing the Effects of Video Games and Other Risk Factors on Violence

In the debated topic of violent video games and violent behavior, empirical evidence has been mixed. Some studies support the assertion that there is a causal or correlational link between gaming and



The Effects of Media Violence Exposure On Criminal Aggression

The article presents a meta-analysis of studies—yielding 26 independent samples of subjects—on the relationship between exposure to media violence and violent aggression. Mean effect sizes from

The Effects of Television Violence on Antisocial Behavior: A Meta-Analysis1

A meta-analysis is performed on studies pertaining to the effect of television violence on aggressive behavior. Partitioning by research design, viewer attributes, treatment and exposure variables,

Media Violence and its Effect on Aggression: Assessing the Scientific Evidence

JONATHON L. FREEDMANToronto, ON: University of Toronto Press, 2002, 227 pages(ISBN 0-8020-3553-1 C$50 Hardcover)Reviewed by CLAIRE CROOKSAmong the tenets that most psychologists embrace as

The impact of electronic media violence: scientific theory and research.

  • L. R. Huesmann
  • Psychology
    The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine
  • 2007

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.

Short-term and long-term effects of violent media on aggression in children and adults.

The results showed that there were overall modest but significant effect sizes for exposure to media violence on aggressive behaviors, aggressive thoughts, angry feelings, arousal levels, and helping behavior, consistent with the theory that short-term effects are mostly due to the priming of existing well-encoded scripts, schemas, or beliefs.

Factors Moderating the Effect of Televised Aggression on Viewer Behavior

Soem researchers and theorists still question the existence of a link between televised aggression and aggression by viewers of televised aggression, but most quantitative reviews of the literature

Aggression in the Laboratory: Problems with the Validity of the Modified Taylor Competitive Reaction Time Test as a Measure of Aggression in Media Violence Studies

ABSTRACT Many laboratory studies of aggression use a measure known as the modified Taylor Competitive Reaction Time Test (TCRTT), for which validation studies are lacking. Using sound blasts