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Media Studies
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MDSB61H3
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Gray Graffam

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Issue 5: do video games encourage violent behavior? o Younger users are assumed to have a lesser sense of moral responsibility abt the relationship of media content and reality & thus more vulnerable to the effects YES: Craig A. Anderson | FAQs on violent video games and other media violence o Repeated exposure  increase in aggressiveness o Causal relationship btwn violence and aggressive behavior o Aggression becomes normal and natural for those ppl that have repeated consumption of media violence o Violent video games have a larger harmful effect than violent TV and film effects o There are many reasons how a person can develop aggressive behavior- family, biological, neighbourhood factors and so on, media violence is just one of them o None of the causal risk factors are necessary and sufficient cause of lung cancer o Males and females are equally affected by media violence, same with high and low aggressive individuals o The media industry will do anything to protect their profits even when it comes to convincing the public that media violence has nth to do with aggressive behavior o Games that give the players a lot of autonomy and feelings of competence are rated +vely even if they don’t contain violence. Violent games are popular bc it gives players a lot of power and feelings of competence, not only bc they contain violence NO: Henry Jenkins | reality
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