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Ch 10: Aggression. Part 2: Apr. 3, 2013. TV and Violence. Effect on behavior & beliefs? Bushman & Eron’s longitudinal research – Gerbner’s research: “Mean World Syndrome” Contrast with actual crime rates – “Happy Violence”. Aggression Triggers – Situational Influences. Pain

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Ch 10 aggression

Ch 10: Aggression

Part 2: Apr. 3, 2013


Tv and violence

TV and Violence

  • Effect on behavior & beliefs?

    • Bushman & Eron’s longitudinal research –

    • Gerbner’s research:

      • “Mean World Syndrome”

        • Contrast with actual crime rates –

      • “Happy Violence”


Aggression triggers situational influences

Aggression Triggers – Situational Influences

  • Pain

  • Heat – evidence from MLB pitchers

  • Crowding

  • Alcohol


Importance of cues

Importance of Cues

  • Arousal & Aggression Cues

    • Schacter’s experiment: injected subjects w/adrenaline

      • Difference in attributions based on whether side effects were expected

      • What were results?

  • Guns – cues for aggressive behavior, prime hostile thoughts

    • What are typical experimental results?


Violent video games

Violent Video Games

  • Link with aggression?

    • Anderson & Bushman’s research (2001):

      • 1st played either Mortal Kombat or PGA Tournament Golf games in experiment

      • 2nd part of experiment w/confederate & competition

      • Results?


How might media violence influence aggression

How might media violence influence aggression?

  • Social cognitive view of aggression –

    • Beliefs about aggressive solutions –

    • Behavioral scripts –

    • Desensitization?


Apa resolution on violence in video games

APA Resolution on Violence in Video Games

  • Previous research –

    • Concern w/perpetrator consequences:

    • Concern w/sexualized violence:

    • Differences from TV violence?

    • APA Recommendations:


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