Learning Contribution - Understanding the effects of media violence

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  • Created on: 04-05-13 14:09
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  • Learning - effects of media violence
    • Ideas/Theories
      • S.L.T
      • role models
      • ARRM
      • desensitise to aggression
      • disinhibits
      • causes arousal
      • rewarded = reinforced
    • Who/How it's helped?
      • censorship, watershed , certification
      • understanding causes of crime
      • society = more harmonious - can limit effects of media
    • Strong
      • Bandura = role models + aggression
      • Eron = correlation
      • evidence is lab based = scientific
      • media has been linked  to criminal cases
        • copy cat killings
        • Jamie Bulger
    • Weak
      • correlation = can't infer cause and effect
      • Charlton = TV no effect
      • lab studies = low eco v
      • used as a scapegoat in court cases
        • psychological issues & bio factors to criminal acts
        • reductionist
  • overall warns society to be cautious of exposure to aggressive models

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