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The Resource Media violence and its effect on aggression : assessing the scientific evidence, Jonathan L. Freedman

Media violence and its effect on aggression : assessing the scientific evidence, Jonathan L. Freedman

Label
Media violence and its effect on aggression : assessing the scientific evidence
Title
Media violence and its effect on aggression
Title remainder
assessing the scientific evidence
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan L. Freedman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In this work, Jonathan Freedman argues that the scientific evidence does not support the notion that exposure to TV and film violence causes aggression in children or adults. Based on his findings, far fewer than half of the scientific studies have found a causal connection between exposure to media violence and aggression or crime. In fact, Freedman believes that, taken to an extreme, the research could be interpreted as showing that there is no causal effect of media violence at all." "Media Violence and Its Effect on Aggression offers a provocative challenge to popular wisdom and various public statements by professional and scientific organizations. Freedman begins with a comprehensive review of all the research on the effect of violent movies and television on aggression and crime. Having shown the lack of scientific support for the prevailing belief that media violence is connected to violent behaviour, he then explains why something that seems so intuitive and even obvious might be incorrect, and provides plausible reasons why media violence might not have bad effects on children. He contrasts the supposed effects of TV violence on crime with the known effects of poverty and other social factors." "Freedman concludes by noting that although in recent years television and films have been as violent as ever and violent video games have become more and more popular, there has been a dramatic decrease in violent crime. He argues that it is thus unlikely that media violence causes an increase in aggression or crime and that both increases and decreases in violent crime are the result of major social forces."--Jacket
Cataloging source
NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Freedman, Jonathan L
Dewey number
155.4/18232
Index
index present
LC call number
P96.V5
LC item number
F74 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Violence in mass media
  • Aggressiveness in children
Label
Media violence and its effect on aggression : assessing the scientific evidence, Jonathan L. Freedman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [211]-222) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Villain or scapegoat? Media violence and aggression -- Method -- Survey research: are exposure to media and violence related? -- Laboratory experiments: controlled research in the laboratory -- Field experiments -- Longitudinal studies: the effect of early exposure to violent media on later aggression -- With and without television: comparing communities that have and do not have television -- Other approaches to assessing causality -- Desensitization: does exposure to media violence reduce responsiveness to subsequent media violence and/or real violence?
Control code
48417153
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 227 pages
Isbn
9780802084255
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Media violence and its effect on aggression : assessing the scientific evidence, Jonathan L. Freedman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [211]-222) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Villain or scapegoat? Media violence and aggression -- Method -- Survey research: are exposure to media and violence related? -- Laboratory experiments: controlled research in the laboratory -- Field experiments -- Longitudinal studies: the effect of early exposure to violent media on later aggression -- With and without television: comparing communities that have and do not have television -- Other approaches to assessing causality -- Desensitization: does exposure to media violence reduce responsiveness to subsequent media violence and/or real violence?
Control code
48417153
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 227 pages
Isbn
9780802084255
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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