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The topic that was investigated in this assignment is based on the relationship between the media (aggressive videos) and aggression. Aggression is a form anti social behaviour. Anti social behaviour is any behaviour that disrupts social relationships, such as aggressiveness or lack of helpfulness. Many Researchers have conducted studies have conducted studies to demonstrate an association between television/video viewing and aggression, yet there are no clear answers about how television has such an influence. Huesman and Moise et al 1996 suggest five ways in which exposure to media violence might lead to aggression. There are several studies that have found the relationship between viewings of the media and aggressive behaviours. ...read more.


They examined 217 studies of the relationship between the media violence and aggressive behaviour. They found a highly significant relationship between television violence and aggressive behaviour. The greatest effect was on preschool children and the effect for males was slightly higher than it was for females. Bandura 1961 believed that when individuals especially children see violent scenes from the media they tend to imitate the behaviour. Bandura conducted a study, the study involved children observing adult models and then being tested for imitative learning in the absence of the model. This study was called the Bobo doll study. In his 'Bobo doll' experiment he found out that children would imitate an adults aggressive behaviour towards the doll whether that behaviour as viewed live, on film or in a cartoon. ...read more.


The aim of this study is to see whether there is a relationship between the media and aggression. Instead of using Juvenile criminals a participants, Christ The King 6th Form students will be used. There would also be a difference between the structure of the study done by Leyens and the one that will be conducted for this assignment. STATEMENT OF ALTERNATIVE HYPOTHESIS Participants who were shown the aggressive video will have higher rating scores on the questionnaire than participants who did not watch the aggressive video. STATEMENT OF NULL HYPOTHESIS There would be no difference of the level of rating scores between participants who watched the videos and participants who did not watch the video any difference would be due to chance alone. ?? ?? ?? ?? PATRICIA BRITTO PSYCHOLOGY MRS BIATZO ...read more.

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