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1. Can you help me determine the role of individual responsibility and accountability in regards to television shows being the main contributor to creating violence in American popular culture?

2. Is there an ethical approach to the consumption of (television shows) popular culture that can minimize negative consequences?

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1. Can you help me determine the role of individual responsibility and accountability in regards to television shows being the main contributor to creating violence in American popular culture.

First, this question is dealing with the consequences of popular culture on the consumption of television programs, especially in regards to violence programs. In order for consumers to take responsibility and accountability for television of violence content is to understand the relationship between watching violence on television and violence in American popular culture. One way to determine the extent of this relationships linking television violence with creating violence in American popular culture is to do a research study or you can research other people's work to see what they have found. There is actually a mixed review. However, there is some evidence that links violence on television to increased violence in the American culture, especially in youth. This relationship is both ways. As popular culture promotes violence trends through the media, such as violence in televisions shows, this then promotes increased violence in American culture, which is then reflected in television programs e.g., investigator reports that reenact murders, movies based on real life murder cases, etc.

Consumer trends of consumption of television violence affects personal decision-making through advertising and these trends enter the consumer's consciousness, which are then acted out through the types of television programs the consumer watches and accepts as normal e.g. high violence content without giving much thought to the negative consequences, especially on their children.

(B) So, what is the role of individual responsibility and accountability in regards to ...

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Discusses aspects of responsible consumption of popular culture i.e. television shows, including an ethical approach to lessen the consequences. References are provided in APA format.

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