Does Exposure to Media Violence Promote Aggressive Behavior?
October 29, 2011
There have been many studies done on the effects of media violence exposure and aggressive behavior. First the term media violence needs to be examined. What form of media violence is perceived to be the most influential? There are television shows, movies, music, news shows and newspapers, video games and cartoons. What type of violence such as, murder, rape, bullying, or theft is the public more apt to associate with and be affected by? Should a look at how true violent crimes are reported by the media also be considered? Last we should also look at …show more content…
Cartoons have recently been scrutinized for their violence. Shows such as SouthPark, The Simpsons, and Ren and Stimpy are obviously violent and influential to the preteen and teenagers. What about cartoons that have been on the air for over 50 years. If aggressive behavior is to be contributed to the effects of media violence then how are we to explain cartoons such as Roadrunner and Coyote, Elmer and Bugs Bunny and Tom and