This chapter examines the social learning effects of mass media, particularly television, on aggression. It analyses the results of surveys, correlational studies, and experimental studies which evaluated the influence of television violence on aggressive behaviour. The findings suggest that viewing televised aggression has a causal effect in increasing real-life violence. This chapter proposes several techniques for preventing the negative effects of television violence on the behaviour of the viewers including censorship and educational techniques.
Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.
If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.