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05/10/2012 What content do we find on TV? What types of evidence are available? Does TV violence cause aggression? Attitude will not change unless you want to do it yourself The Matching Hypothesis Berscheid et al. (1977) We prefer the “nest” but choose similar attractiveness Seems to hold in lab and many real world settings Cash & Derlega (1978) Same sex friends also similar Mismatch? Can generate friction Television By the age of: 5 – 2 to 3 hours per day 10 – 4 to 6 hours per day 16 – witnessed more than 13 000 murders 18 – more time watching tv than in school 99.9% of households in North America have atleast one TV set more than household with bathtub or telephone an average set is on 7 hrs per day who watches more? Women, preschoolers, retired people TV content Barker & Ball (1969), Waters & Malamud (1975) 1. 8 out of 10 shows contain violence 2. Act of violence occurs every 16 minutes 3. Murder every 31 minutes 4. 93.5% of cartoons 5. “Good­Guys” as violence as “Bad­Guys” 6. Pain and suffering rarely shown 7. About 50% of killers do not suffer 8. Most people believe that there is too much violence on TV TV Images 1. Violence more likely from minorities 2. Strangers should not be trusted 3. Whites do not get killed as often as nonwhites 4. Police are frequently violent  5. Violence and killing are painless 6. Violence often goes unpunished 7. Both good and bad people use violence 8.Violence is a successful means to an end CBS (1980) Prime Time: Average of 1.6 violent acts per hour 6.5 acts per day 2336 acts per year Signorielli et al (1982) 80% of
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