Media Psychology Studies

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

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