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Ramirez et al (2001): culture and aggression

Wanted to investigate whether aggression varied between cultures
Also were interested in the different levels of aggression between males and
females
Procedure : 400 psychology students took part, ones who volunteered
Half the participants were from a university in Japan and half the…

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Students may have answered questions in a way they think they would have
reacted and not actually realistically.

ANDERSON AND DILL (2000) VIDEO GAMES AND AGGRESSION
previous cases where people (teenagers and children in particular) have
murdered someone after playing aggressive video games
COLUMBINE HIGH, COLORADO 13 students shot dead,…

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CHARLTON ET AL (2000) ST HELENA STUDY

St Helena is one of the most isolated islands in the South Atlantic Ocean
Around 2000 KM from mainland Africa, only accessible by boat
Around 5000 inhabitants, just over 1000 children of school age

Study began in 1993, two years before TV was…

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WILLIAM ET ALL (1981) DOES TV AFFECT CHILDREN'S BEHAVIOUR?

AIM: wanted to measure children's behaviour before and after television had
been introduced to the town and also to compare the children's behaviour with
that in other towns that did have TV

PROCEDURE: Natural experiment measured range of behaviours before and…

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Researcher did not control how much TV the children watched
Observations might be biased because the researchers may have seen what they
wanted to see (researcher bias)

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