Media Influence

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    Media Influence

  • Psychological Science in the Public Interest

    Research on violent media has proven that media violence increases the likelihood of aggressive and violent behavior. Thankfully, the effects of media violence don’t create extremely aggressive behavior from viewing it one or two times. Short-term exposure increases the likelihood of physical and verbal aggression along with aggressive thoughts and emotions. Violence is growing within modern media, and most media that is presented to children and adults is laced with at least some violence. The
  • Current Directions in Psychological Science

    This article looks at the relationship between violent media and neuroscience (the study of the nervous system) The General Aggression Model (GAM) illustrates that violent media increases aggressive behavior through three ways of the nervous system: arousal, cognitions, and affect. Past research has been limited to the arousal part of GAM but with the advancement of neuroscience it is now possible to examine the activity of the nervous system when a person is exposed to violent media and the eff
  • Pranjana: The Journal of Management Awareness

    The article examined the effects of negative political media (media that is used by the opponent to get the upper hand and more votes during an election). While negative political media might increase the number of votes a candidate might get it has shown that it depresses voter turnout and decreases the trust within the overall government. Making the opponent look bad to bring the other candidate up has been a tactic that has been used for centuries and critics have attacked this method saying
  • Appetite

    The purpose of this experiment was to see if the “Thin body image” had a large effect on adolescent girls. Despite what many might believe, the image did not have a very large effect on adolescent girls. However, when peers said that the image was achievable the subjects became self-conscious of their weight and appearance. Although the media may not have a direct influence on adolescent girls, it does hold an effect if it is applied through social standings and peers. Many adolescent girls are
  • Journal of Postgraduate Medicine

    The article discusses how the media has portrayed mental illnesses and treatments and how that affects how people think the subject. Hollywood movies are always overdramatized to bring out more of a reaction within the audience and with this subject Hollywood movies usually portray an inaccurate representation of treatments making the treatments seem like a method of torture that causes more harm than good. “Often, persons with mental illness are depicted with negative attributes like being unli
  • Childhood Education

    The article discusses the positive effects that come from media, technology, and screen time (MeTS). “81% parents surveyed indicated that watching television programs helped their children to imitate useful behavior, such as helping and sharing (Rideout, Vandewater, & Wartella, 2003)”. The use of computers increases the rate that children grow and develop which was proven in an experiment where a group of children who had been using the computer developed better than those who had not. Surprisin