MDSA01H3 Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: Hypermasculinity

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28 May 2014
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Aggressor effect: the hypothesis that repeated exposure to representations of violence increases aggressive behaviour on the part of audiences. Bystander effect: the hypothesis that repeated exposure to representations of violence promotes increased callousness about violence directed at others. Catharsis effect: the hypothesis that repeated exposure to representations of violence functions as an outlet for pent-up aggressive drives in the individual. Code of ethics: a self-imposed set of rules that outline the ethical strivings of a particular media outlet. Consequences: the clear effects of a given regulation on society at large. Contingencies: the unique contextual and historical factors that influence regulatory decisions. Copyright: the legal granting of exclusive control of a creative work to that work"s creator. Digital rights management: any software program that media industries employ to control the distribution and use of digital intellectual property. Encryption: the digital scrambling of a message such that it can only be read by using an appropriately correlated decoding program.

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