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    percent had played video games in the past day. Although most parents checked the censor’s rating before allowing their child to purchase it, 50 percent of boys and 14 percent of girls favored games with an "M" or "AO" rating, which implies a high degree of violence.”(Norcia). The percent of people that play games is really high and is starting to worry people because younger children are choosing to play violent video games that aren’t made for there age group. Violent video games have been…

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    Theories Of Media Violence

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    Media violence, more precisely what can be considered excessive media violence is socially constructed. The extent of the effects of media violence can be interpreted differently depending on the person and the time period. Narrow definitions of media violence can include school shootings, recorded decapitations to violence shown in children’s movies. The concerns towards possible effects of media violence have changed throughout time. Currently, it is important to understand that media can be…

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    Introduction Numerous studies have been done regarding media violence causing people to be aggressive. Music, video games, television shows, and magazines can all motivate people to be aggressive. People do not realize these things can cause their behavior to change, but many psychologists believe it can. Many psychologists suggest the impact of media violence effects children more than adults. Review of Literature 469. Psychologist have performed experiments about people watching, reading,…

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    on gender topics that often seems to go unaddressed in society, referring to the violent masculinity crisis. Jackson Katz narrates the film in an effort to explain the relationship between violent masculinity and various media sources, such as video games, film, television (both shows and news channels), pornography, sports, and social media. The media has a way of normalizing and sensationalizing violence and crime particularly for young males, this is done through the media’s portrayal of what…

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    playing violent video games and later exerting aggressive behaviour have been seen gracing our headlines for many years. Columbine, Ohio and Tennessee in America have all recently experienced acts of violence with perpetrators linking their acts to playing violent video games and with around 10% of children, aged 2 to 18, playing console or computer games for more than an hour per day (Rideout et al., 1999) it’s no wonder that the concern for our youths is growing. Violent video games first…

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    Additionally, many people are continuously exposed to violent depictions in media such as television, the internet, or in video games, therefore, arguments stating that obscene artwork can corrupt vulnerable minds, such as those of minors, can be considered far-fetched. Due to the technological advances of this present era, the government’s efforts of removing obscene artwork…

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    Media Desensitization

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    tolerance of violent behavior. However, the theory of sensitization disproves this proposition. According to psychologists Richard Harris and Fred Sanborn, sensitization is the reverse causal effect of desensitization. When viewers experience violent games or movies, they react strongly and are traumatized the event and they are less likely to imitate that behavior. In a study conducted by researchers, Tamborini, Stiff, and Heidel (1990), found a link between empathy and violence. They found…

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    interactive violence media known as video games has ascended to the public. This form of entertainment over the course of time has gained a certain charisma among its fans; however controversies cloud this form of media one side suggesting…

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    Popular Sources

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    Upon examining the sources of popular press and academic literature that discuss this controversy, a variety of differences can be identified between the two styles. The primary distinction is the language employed by the authors of the sources. Although it is evident that popular sources are less formal than scholarly, some popular sources, particularly the magazine articles, extend this characteristic by utilizing derogatory terms. For example, in Wagner Au’s article on the advantages of Grand…

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    YOUR CHILD IS IN DANGER! ....Save our kids from all of the violence that they see in the movies, TV shows and especially in the video games that they love playing. Even though playing video games can be a great learning tool, our kids are becoming very overly aggressive and developing bad habits from all of the violence in these video games that they are playing too much. We see it every day from the News Media reporting violence acts that young kid have committed from killing someone to robbing…

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