Violent Media and Violent Behavior

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Title of your research paper: Violent Media and Violent Behavior

Thesis statement: Media violence has a serious negative impact on youths and to curtail this influence, we have to understand how and why aggressive behavior is encouraged through media viewing, experimental studies that support this claim, why youths are attracted to on screen violence, but more importantly how to curb the adverse effects of media violence on youths.

Introduction –The introduction should contain a“hook”, general quote, or interesting fact. Next, add two-three broad, general statements, and your thesis statement.

It may seem ludicrous to suggest that the sedentary act of watching television is correlated to increased
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Disinhibition hypothesis also suggest that aggression in viewers might be stimulated by on screen violence. When people witness a violent media event, it activates thoughts or ideas about violence which stays with them for a period of time. According to Strasburger and Wilson, (2009) this is a process known as ‘cognitive priming’, whereby violent stimuli can elicit aggressive motor tendencies in a viewer. Futher supported by Bandura (1963), exposure to media violence weakens a child’s normal inhibitions or restraints against behaving aggressively, resulting in that are similar to the program.

B. Subtopic from main point #2: Imitation hypothesis.

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It is assumed by Gunter and McAleer (1997) that youths, being susceptible, are more inclined to learn from behaviors performed by TV characters and copy such actions. Imitation of on screen violence is especially prevalent when these youths believe that violence is useful and appropriate for overcoming problems or when trying to emulate on screen characters.

2. Detail or example from your note cards (with source)

The modeling and disinhibition perspective has also
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