Question: What is your opinion regarding exposure to media violence? Do you think it truly is influential in aggressive behavior?
Media violence and its relationship to aggression
Perspective 1 is that there is no causation relationship between media violence and aggression. They would argue that there are greater factor that show positive relationship to aggression such as peer influence, group coercion, abusive families. Many studies support this position. See the following:
They found that exposure to violent television or video games were not predictive of youth violence and aggression. But rather delinquent peer influences, antisocial personality traits, depression, and ...
A discussion on the debate of exposure of media violence and its relationship to aggressive behavior.