Media Psychology Studies

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

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