The Primary Cause Of Media Violence In The Media

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The rampant pervasiveness of societal violence has been ascribed to the dynamic fluctuations within the modern world, one of which is the media's extensive use of violence. Media violence and its influence on society's operation has inspired fierce debates for countless of years, since the broad use of television from the mid-1900s through the flourishing industry of new technology that are accessible today. Several independent individuals, institutions, and peace advocates claim that the graphic and the boundless depiction of violence in movies, television programs, video games, social media, and other various sources is motivating violent behavior among today’s individuals. The continual bombardment of adolescent minds with clear and…show more content…
Furthermore, both Dr. Ferguson from University of Central Florida and Dr. Olson from Harvard School of Public Health conducted their own research in search for a correlation between media violence and violent behavior. Notably, they concluded that “parents should not worry about violent or other M-rated video games having a profound effect on their children’s behavior or values” (Bushman). Video games bridge the gap between the virtual and the real world. It is an escape for people, especially for adolescents. Likewise, challenges within the game spark the creativity and imagination of the mind. According to Jones, psychologist “Melanie Moore, Ph.D, who works with urban teens [believe that] children need violent entertainment in order to explore the inescapable feelings that they’ve been taught to deny, and to reintegrate those feelings into a more whole, more complex, more resilient selfhood” (Jones 65). With a violent media, such as video games, young adults have an outlet of all their feelings and empowers them to be in control of their own emotions. Having this outlet also allows them to understand their own complex emotion as well as mature at a faster rate than those who are sheltered by their parents. While violent media can cause aggression, the violent response is often rooted from within. A prominent factor that enables people to
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