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Effects of violence in mass media and video games on youth

Albert Bandura brought forth the social learning theory. In this theory, he studied how violence portrayed in the mass media would have an affect upon children. One of these effects was modeling. A child would internalize what he or she saw and imitate the behavior.

Do you believe violence in the mass media and in video games contributes to the violence of youth? Why or why not?

How could the effects of this violence on children be negated?

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First, as you briefly justify if you believe that violence in the mass media and in video games contributes to the violence of youth, I see a strong correlation. As a teacher for 13.5 years, I noticed more violent drawings, verbal hostile, and physical behavioral manifestations among kids who were fans of violent movies and/or video games. I definitely believe that kids imitate behaviors from the media as well as adults around them, so the imitation of violent or aggressive behaviors depicted in the media will likely influence kids and teens negatively.

Another APA cited article concurs:

Centerwall, B. S. (1993). Television and violent crime. Public Interest, (111), 56-71.

Centerwall demonstrates ...

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200 words of notes and references are embedded to articulate if violence in the mass media and in video games contributes to greater violence of youth. Two full articles are also cited in APA style.

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