Media violence andchildren aged 5-11Dr Wayne Warburton,Macquarie University
Television violence >Nearly 60 years of research >Over 1,000 papers on media violence,  many with children >Patterns of us...
Television violence >Both short term and long term effects >Several key impacts on children well  established:   • Increas...
Television violence>Several key impacts on children well established:  • Hostile attributional bias  • Increase in normati...
Ed Donnerstein, 2011These effects seem to be common for allmedia, not just television. Several theories as towhy.
Television and aggression: Why?>Imitation    • Hard-wired to copy. Mirror neurons?    • Identify with and copy aggressive ...
Conclusions>You are what you eat applies to neural development as much as to muscle and bone development>Media is a huge i...
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Session 4 2nd presentation - violence - wayne warburton

  1. 1. Media violence andchildren aged 5-11Dr Wayne Warburton,Macquarie University
  2. 2. Television violence >Nearly 60 years of research >Over 1,000 papers on media violence, many with children >Patterns of use are changing • Less direct television viewing • More pre-recorded, internet-based, i-device- based
  3. 3. Television violence >Both short term and long term effects >Several key impacts on children well established: • Increases in aggressive behaviour • Children more fearful; Age effects Perceptual features vs. plot Concrete vs. abstract thinking • Emotional/physiological/neurological desensitisation to violence
  4. 4. Television violence>Several key impacts on children well established: • Hostile attributional bias • Increase in normative beliefs approving aggression • Aggressive problem solving scripts for behaviour • Increased appetite for aggressive media (least well researched)
  5. 5. Ed Donnerstein, 2011These effects seem to be common for allmedia, not just television. Several theories as towhy.
  6. 6. Television and aggression: Why?>Imitation • Hard-wired to copy. Mirror neurons? • Identify with and copy aggressive characters, esp. if attractive, heroic, rewarded, high status etc.>Aggression rewarded and not punished>Pairing of aggressive behaviour with multiple cues>More aggression-related concepts and scripts for behaviour in neural network.
  7. 7. Conclusions>You are what you eat applies to neural development as much as to muscle and bone development>Media is a huge influence on children’s lives>Huge potential to both enhance and hinder development>Content is crucial

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