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Effect of television violence

What effect do you think television violence has on children, adolescents, and adults?

What effect do you think it has on society?

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Let's take a closer look at the research findings related to television violence. I also attached an article, some of which this response is drawn, for further expansion.

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1. What effect do you think television violence has on children, adolescents, and adults? What effect do you think it has on society?

Psychological research has found that televised violence has numerous effects on the behavior of children of different ages. In one review of the effect of television aggression on children and adolescents, the following results were found:

? "Preschoolers behave more aggressively than usual in their play after watching any high-action exciting television content, but especially after watching violent television.
? By age eight, children are more likely to be sensitive to important moderating influences of television content, and will not become more aggressive themselves if the violence they see is portrayed as evil, as causing human suffering, or as resulting in punishment or disapproval. However, they are especially likely to show increased aggression from watching violent television if they believe the violence reflects real life, if they ...

Solution Summary

Discusses the effect of television violence on children, adolescents, and adults, as well as on society. Research validated with references and a related research article are also included.

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