Media Psychology Studies

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Horse racing dissonance
Mere exposure hypothesis
Elaboration Likelihood Model
Habitual video game players are desensitised to violent acts
Feelings before, during and after playing quake 2 did not change, expect in aggressive people
Strength of message vs credibility of source in Japanese students
Positive/active view
33 games, 80% aggressive, 50% violent to another person, 21% violence against women
no relationship between time spent playing games and aggression, but time correlated with intelligence
Increase physiological arousal, decreased help, increased aggression in violent games
NYC smokers, high need for cognition vs low need for cognition
Attachment Theory
Said Self perception and dissonance theories were right in different situations
Pointing out good points of choice and negatives of the choice you didnt pick
Aggressive scripts help us understand aggressive behaviour
Readiness to act in a certain way which influences judgement
Systematic and heuristic processing
Violent and non violent version of doom, given option to cooperate or exploit
Two cognitions that clash
Pro social programmes = increased sharing
relationship between tv and aggression is stronger that video games and aggression
Longitudinal study in Chicago. Children asked favourite programme characters
20 violent acts in cartoon and 5 violent acts in tv per hour
Adverts should be repeated 2-3 times per week
Research the influence of fear in decision making using threat of breast cancer
Kids develop scripts and normative beliefs from violent programmes
Dissonance Theory (consonant, dissonant, irrelevant cognitions)
Pro social behaviour improves when kids watch pro social programmes, although it was short lived
73% of programmes showed some form of help (2.92 per hour) 4.02 per hour for childrens programmes
Excitation Transfer Theory
Examined Cosby Show or Full House and interviewed children to see if they grasped moral message
Insecure attachments and mild celebrity stalking
Looked at poor mental health and celebrity worship
Self Perception Theory
meta analysis of studies into aggressive behaviour as a result of tv
Attention, comprehension, reaction, attitude change model
Playing games leads to expectancy that other people will react in a hostile way
(General Aggression Model) exposure increases in 3 ways
3rd Variable theory
Absorption addiction model
Gamers had reduced physiological arousal when shown real acts of violence, including lower heart rate and galvanic skin response
Celebrity Attitude Scale (Likert)
Social Cognitive Observational Learning Theory
St Helena television study
compared active brain areas in children watching violent and non violent television
3 levels of parasocial behaviour
Examined effects of pro social tv on kids in california. Discussion with adult is valuable
Personality traits are important to aggressive responses
Thought, emotion and action (A B C) model
Prestige Model (evolutionary)
94% of 80 games aimed at teens had violence
Male students asked to participate in dull task. Paid 1 dollar or 20 dollars and asked to tell next group that task was exciting
Doom music resulted in increased arousal

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