Aggression and Violence The problem with this is that there is no way of telling those who can be negatively influenced from those who cannot.
In this day and age, just about everything is rated. From movies to television shows and even video games, forms of media are given ratings to depict who they are approved for and what type of content the viewer or user can expect. One of the main reasons for this rating system is the prevalence of violent movies, television shows and video games and the psychological theories that suggest that viewing violent activities can lead to acts of violence.
It is important to consider that although there is research that points to the fact that viewing violence can lead to violence, this is not a theory that can be applied universally. There are many ...
Deciding whether or not the theories of violence and aggression being influenced by the media have any validity is more complicated than it may seem. Those who can identify or believe in a link between the two do so off of the notion that violent, aggressive children are created and not conceived. This dispels the idea that there are biological reasons behind violence in children, or that things like abuse and neglect can make a child more prone to violence.
By nature, children are imitators. They see what the adults and other children around them and often imitate those actions, whether they are of a positive or a negative nature. In this sense, it may be possible that some children are biologically predisposed to a violent nature while other children can be easily influenced by violence they view on television, movies and games and imitate them.
Albert Bandura's Social Learning Theory of Aggression states that aggressive behaviors are learned through the…
The problem with this is that there is no way of telling those who can be negatively influenced from those who cannot.
Violence in Public Schools The recent violence on school grounds (including elementary, middle school and high school violence) has created a climate of fear in American public schools, and the literature presented in this review relates to that fear and to the difficulty schools face in determining what students might be capable of mass killings on campus. Television coverage of school shootings leave the impression that there is more violence on
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There are a variety of theoretical explanations that have been put forward to explain female abuse and violent crimes against women. These include feminist and gender theories and extend to theories of genetic pathology. However, in the criminological literature a distinction is made between two categories of explanation. On the one hand, there are theories that tend to focus on individual pathology and forms of deviance that can lead to these
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