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Lecture 37

Psychology 1000 Lecture Notes - Lecture 37: Frontal Lobe, Disinhibition, Parents Television Council


Department
Psychology
Course Code
PSYCH 1000
Professor
Dr.Mike
Lecture
37

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Kaden VanHelden
Psychology 1000 – Lecture 37: Media Violence – February 25, 2016
Factors Influencing Obedience
1. Status
2. Proximity
3. Generality
Counteracting Obedience
1. Personal responsibility
a. Obedience drops dramatically
2. Disobedient models
a. 2 confederates refuse
b. Obedience drops to 10%
Television
By age of 18 more time spent watching TV than in school
99% of American houses have a TV
oMore than houses with bathtub or telephone
On overage set is on 7 hours a day
Who watches more?
oWomen
oPreschoolers
oRetired people
TV Content
8/10 shows contain violence
Act of violence occurs every 16 minutes
Murder every 31 minutes
93.5% of cartoons contain violence
Good-guys just as violent as the bad-guys
Pain and suffering rarely shown
50% of killers do not suffer
Most people do agree there is too much violence on TV
TV Images
Violence more likely from minorities
Strangers should not be trusted
Whites don’t get killed as often as nonwhites
Police are frequently violent
Violence and killing are painless
Violence often goes unpunished
Both good and bad people use violence
Violence is a successful means to an end
DON’T MEMORIZE FOLLOWING STATISTICS
CBS (1980)
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