VIOLENCE IN CHILDREN AND THE MEDIA
This paper reviews several studies of the negative effects exerted on children as a result of media violence. The paper also examines research aimed at determining how these negative effects are produced. The paper ends with several conclusions formulated on the basis of the reviewed literature.
how TV violence effects kids?
This is a research methods paper how TV violence effects children. Cites studies on the impact television violence has had on children. Discusses the psychological mechanisms that effect how viewers intreact with and interpret television violence.
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.
Impact on children of aggression & war toy-ads in cartoon programs. Study findings, case examples, attitudes & behavior, desensitization.
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.
Personal reaction to the adverse effect of media violence on children. Discusses specific TV shows and interactive video games, as well as other factors including stability of the family unit.
Focuses on black & Hispanic families. Socioeconomics, cycle of abuse, causal differences, prevention & treatment.
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.