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Asked May 7, 2019

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I want you to come up with three additional “third variables” that might explain the aggression / violent TV watching relationship. That is, list three different “Variable Cs” (and you cannot use “lack of parental supervision) that might be the true link between Variables A (aggression) and B (watching violent TV)

Step 1

**Explanation:**

Variable A is “Aggression”, Variable B is “watching violent TV”. From the given question, it is implied that these two variables, A and B have a relationship.

However, it is quite possible that the relationship between A and B is due to the effect of a “third variable”, Variable C. In other words, this Variable C links Variables A and B.

**Possibility 1:**

It is often observed in practical life that an aggressive person has at least one family member who is aggressive; that is, a family history of aggression may cause aggression in a person. Moreover, a person with an aggressive mentality may also be more inclined to watch violent TV than one who is of a less aggressive disposition.

Thus, a possibility of Variable C may be “family history of aggression”.

**Possibility 2:**

Sometimes, it is observed that a person who has faced social re...

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