Type of Aggressive/Violent Behaviors Linked To Media Violence

As the literatures regarding media violence have grown, so have the number of books that synthesize, critique, and expand on those literatures. General overviews of the topic appear in , , and , although the latter two have a particular emphasis on the child audience. Other books provide important emphases within the topic, such as , which focuses on video games; , which investigates public policy initiatives; and , which engages in economic analysis. devotes a chapter to the Payne Fund Studies, which many believe officially began the scholarly inquiry and public concern regarding the influence of violent media on children. Finally, and report on massive content analysis studies conducted in the United States and United Kingdom, respectively, in which amount and types of violent depictions on television are documented through strong methodological techniques. In both cases, the reporting of those new data is placed into context with the existing patterns in the literature, thereby providing very useful summaries as well.

Potter, W. James. 1999. On media violence. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.

There are many things that children at a very young age are learning, for example violence.
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The following articles summarize issues of violence in T.V.

This report focuses primarily on the potential effects of violent screen media (as opposed to other forms of media) for three reasons. First, there exists a huge research literature on the effects of television, movie, and video game violence. Second, screen media usage accounts for the largest portion of leisure time in the lives of most youth in modern industrialized societies, in many cases more than the amount of time spent in school. Third, there are good theoretical reasons to expect that screen media have a greater impact on social (and antisocial) behavior than non-screen media.

There’s too much violence in our media today.

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Of the 35,000 people who die from gun violence in this country each year, how many could be saved?
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"American television has become the most violent in the world....

It is easy to see why this is a strong argument among the American people, especially because of the rising popularity of violent video games and television programs.

Research on the effects of violence in mass media - Wiki…

"It is unique, in terms of the American experience, to have such easy access to military-style weapons, and that is causing many Americans to question such easy access, along with many other important issues." said Kris Brown, co-president of the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence

Is media violence damaging to kids? - CNN

An overall increase of violence and crime in America suggests that the children are being exposed to violence too early, allowing them to become comfortable in seeing and ultimately portraying violence....