Media Violence And Its Effects

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Media violence exposure has been investigated as a risk factor for aggression behavior for years. The impact of exposure to violence in the media the long term development and short term development of aggressive behavior has been documented. Aggression is caused by several factors, of which media violence is one. Research investigating the effects of media violence in conjunction with other predictors of aggression such as; environmental factors and dysfunction within the family household, is needed in order to better understand its contribution to aggressive behavior. Furthermore, the debate of whether or not how media violence leads to aggression has received renewed attention following tragic events; Sandy Hook, Umpqua Community College in Kosenburg, Oregon, 2012 Aurora shooting, traumatic news coverage, a 8 year old boy intentionally shot and killed elderly caregiver and countless other events; all of these casualties were caused by media violence. Media violence can be a murder simulator; by teaching and guiding how to commit aggressive and violent crimes. Aggression is usually defined by behavioral scientists as behavior that is intended to harm another person. Common forms of aggression are physical (for example, punching), verbal (for example, saying or writing hurtful things to another person), and relational (for example, intentionally and publicly not inviting someone to a social function to harm their social relationships). Violence usually is
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