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

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