Social Aggression Analysis

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Ward and Carlson (2013), hypothesized that media content that is represented as more realistic such as reality TV shows impact human behavior and beliefs more than the shows that are fictional. The more time people spend watching reality TV, their level of social aggression increases because these people tend to think that everything shown in the reality shows is true, so high level of reality shows watching is correlated with high level of social aggression (Ward & Carlson, 2013).
Methodology
Ward and Carlson (2013) selected 174 high school students from Michigan between the ages of 14-18; eighty-three percent subjects were Caucasian, and all of the participants came from well-educated families with both parents having
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(2011) hypothesized that physical and relational aggression shown in the TV is certainly associated with physical and relational violence in romantic relations. Relational aggression shown in the TV leads to men’s as well as women’s engagement in physical and relational aggression, so basically both gender’s behaviors are affected by aggression shown in the media ( Coyne et al., 2011).
Methodology
For this study, 369 subjects were recruited from a private university in Midwestern United States; most of the subjects were in their 20s, heterosexual, Caucasian (88%), and have been in romantic relationships for 1-8 years (Coyne et al., 2011). A questionnaire method was utilized to conduct the study; subjects were asked question such as how many hours they watch TV each week using a 0-7 scale, where zero meant don’t watch TV at all, and seven meant watch TV seven days per week (Coyne et al., 2011). Also, subjects were asked to rank how often violence occurs in the shows that they watch using a 0-7 Likert-type scale, and to determine how often these people involve in a conflict with their partner, the Conflict Tactics Scale was utilized (Coyne et al.,
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This study’s findings stated that physical aggression is more common in men who are exposed to physical violence on TV. I agree with this finding because many shows portray men as physically violent, so it makes sense that men who watch those shows become influenced by it. On the other hand, women who watch men acting physically violently on TV cannot connect with it because they might think that it’s a man’s thing, not a woman. I believe if women act physically violent on TV, more women audience would be affected by it because then they would see the physical violent behavior as a women’s trait. Relational aggression is caused by both men and women in most of the TV shows; therefore, it’s reasonable that women and men will equally be influenced by it as this study

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