Catharsis Or Sublimation

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Baran & Davis (2012) define that Catharsis is also called sublimation; the idea that viewing mediated aggression sates, or reduces, people’s natural aggressive drives. Bushman (2013) articulates that according to catharsis theory, expressing anger produces a healthy release of emotion and is therefore good for the psyche. For example, people may think that killing enemies in a violent video game will help them get rid of their anger. Kharel (2007) claims, in ancient times, Aristotle floated the catharsis idea. He further describes the idea of theorist Seymour Feshbach, one of the prominent scholars of theory, argued that the media have a cathartic effect on people that releases them from unfulfilled desires or ill-feelings.
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