Title

Does the Screen Make Us Mean?: The Effects of Media Aggression on Children and Adolescents

Date

5-28-2015 12:00 PM

End Time

28-5-2015 1:00 PM

Location

Werner University Center (WUC) Columbia Room

Department

Behavioral Sciences

Session Chair

David Foster

Session Chair

Jaime Cloud

Session Title

Psychology Keynote Speaker, Western Oregon University Psychology Student Association (WOUPSA) Club

Faculty Sponsor(s)

WOUPSA Club

Presentation Type

Presentation

Abstract

For decades, concerns about the negative effects of television focused almost exclusively on media violence. More recently, researchers have turned their attention to non-physical forms of aggression on television, including relational aggression. Relational aggression refers to behaviors that use relationships, rather than physical means, to harm. Research indicates that relational aggression is even more prevalent than physical aggression on television. What are the effects of media aggression, both physical and relational, on young viewers? To answer this question, I will review existing theories and research on the effects of media aggression, including my own research on the effects of televised relational aggression.

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May 28th, 12:00 PM May 28th, 1:00 PM

Does the Screen Make Us Mean?: The Effects of Media Aggression on Children and Adolescents

Werner University Center (WUC) Columbia Room

For decades, concerns about the negative effects of television focused almost exclusively on media violence. More recently, researchers have turned their attention to non-physical forms of aggression on television, including relational aggression. Relational aggression refers to behaviors that use relationships, rather than physical means, to harm. Research indicates that relational aggression is even more prevalent than physical aggression on television. What are the effects of media aggression, both physical and relational, on young viewers? To answer this question, I will review existing theories and research on the effects of media aggression, including my own research on the effects of televised relational aggression.