Essay TV Violence & Aggression in Children
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Evaluates history of studies examining a possible link between violence on TV & children’s anti-social behavior.
The purpose of this research is to examine whether television violence causes aggression in children. The plan of the research will be to set in historical context the rising concern over this issue, and then to focus on experimental, correlational, and longitudinal psychological research demonstrating that there is compelling evidence in the professional literature that television violence causes children to be aggressive. As appropriate, competing philosophical and theoretical positions on the connection between violent television programming and real-life violence will be alluded to, with a view toward suggesting implications and forecasting possible lines of development of resolution of difficulties posed by that connection.
The effects of television violence on the behavior and social..