Psychology 3720F/G Lecture Notes - Lecture 10: Racing Video Game, Prosocial Behavior, Longitudinal Study
Explaining the short-term effects of media violence use. Exposure to violent media stimuli increases in physiological and affective arousal in the form of state anger and hostility. Violent media stimuli may elicit feelings of stat anger and hostility that trigger subsequent aggressive behavior. 4. imitation: direct imitation, copycat aggression. Individual differences and features of the violent media input as moderators of short-term effects. Explaining the long-term effects of media violence use. Observational learning: real-life models, particularly if aggressive behavior is followed by positive consequences. Disinhibition: exposure to media violent media weaken viewers" inhibition against aggression by making aggression appear to be a common and accepted feature of social interactions. Desensitization: gradual reduction in responsiveness to an arousal-eliciting stimulus as a function of repeated exposure. Preventing and mitigating the effects of media violence. First of all, there are plenty of evidence stating that the aggressive behaviors are strongly related to amount of expose of media violence.