The Media Violence Debate
- Children are exposed to media violence and pay attention to what they see
- Evidence: Troseth (2003)- showed children as young as two years old could use info. they had seen on a video
Arousal: When characters on TV are violent, it is distinctive and arousing so is likely to be noticed, retained, copied and repeated
People with low self esteem are more likely to imitate T.V characters to feel good about themselves and increase their popularity as it may seem 'cool.'
Tv heroes are ususally likeable and powerful so children aspire to…