Teenagers and young adults who watched more than one hour of television daily were more likely to commit violent crimes and engage in other forms of aggressive behavior later, according to a new report. An association between television violence and aggression has been well established by studies over the last four decades. But most research has focused on the television viewing habits of children. The new study, published today in the journal Science, searched for a relationship between television watching and aggression in an older group. The investigators, led by Dr. Jeffrey G.
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Teens only become more aggressive as a result of exposure to violent games and television programmes when they are also exposed to aggression in their social environment, such as conflict in their family or aggressive behaviour among friends. This is the conclusion of UvA communication scientist Karin Fikkers, who conducted doctoral research among nearly Dutch families with children between the ages of 10 and In society as well as in academia, the effects of media violence on aggression are passionately debated. Some people see a direct link between such media violence and aggression in the real world, while others think media violence exposure does not play a role in such behaviour. But this implicitly assumes that media influence all children in the same way. For example, for adolescents growing up in a loving family or in an environment that rejects aggression, media violence is not related to increased aggression.
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