The Politics of TV Violence: Policy Uses of Communication Research
SAGE Publications, 1983 M04 1 - 319 páginas
A history of research on the effects of television violence, and how this research was used in policy-making and debate. Rowland describes the interactions of federal bodies, the broadcasting industry, public or citizens' interest groups and the communication research community. He documents the rise of TV violence as an issue. Rowland's history tells us much about social science as part of our cultural rituals of self-examination, and our efforts to alleviate contemporary tension and unease.
`The sheer expanse of the material covered is impressive...Rowland makes an outstanding contribution to the understanding of the dynamics of the debate on violence and television...(He) presents a very thoughtful, well-executed, and de
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strained to rely also on peer or self - report measures of aggressive tendencies .
Thus McLeod and his colleagues ( 1972 ) adapt several aggression indices from
self - report scales developed for previous studies by other researchers .
childhood but which does not manifest itself in social aggressiveness until well
into adolescence " ( 1972 : 29 ) . ... of the proposition that viewing of violent
television programs induces tendencies toward aggressive behavior in
( No response ) Dr. Pool : Twelve scientists of widely different views unanimously
agreed that scientific evidence indicates that the viewing of television violence by
young people causes them to behave more aggressively . That , in a one ...
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