AGGRESSION ON TV.
Analysis of 2 theories: frustration-aggression & social learning. Dsicusses experimental research on effect of TV violence on child's behavior;short & long-term effects.
VIOLENT TV & CHILDREN.
Effects of such programming on development. Limitations of research, popular perceptions, theories, monitoring, real world v. fictional TV, behavioral reinforcement, observational learning.
TV VIOLENCE & CHILDREN.
Research proposal to determine how Media Literacy Discussion Group might reduce effects of TV violence on first grade boys.
Desensitization to Violence
Discusses why today's children and teenagers are desensitized to violence emphasizing role of television and video games. Significance of the problem. Psychological and sociological underpinnings of desensitization to violence. Cites empirical studies on the topic.
VIOLENT JUVENILE CRIME.
Overview of literature & conflicting theories on causes & treatment in U.S. Increase in crime, risk factors, prevention strategies.
Child discipline and the Effect of Parenting Styles
The purpose of this paper is to discuss child discipline and the effect of parenting styles on behavioral outcomes. The family as the primary socializing factor and fundamental social unit in the development of behavior and personality. Developing self-esteem. Reinforcement techniques. Positive and negative types of discipline; issue of spanking.
Toys and Aggression
This paper examines both sides of the issue of aggression- and violence-related toys and decides in favor of the opinion that such toys do contribute to violence and aggression.
This paper argues against the theory that media violence leads to aggression in children. Factors other than television ownership that cause violence in children. Flaws in the causal relationship between aggression and media violence. Argument that media violence can be a positive factor allowing children to cope with self-destructive feelings without resorting to actual violence.