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ERIC Number: ED057388
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 44
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The Effects of Viewing "Violent" TV upon Children's at-Home and in-School Behavior.
Cameron, Paul; Janky, Christine
A project is reported in which the in-home TV viewing of 254 kindergarteners was controlled for 3 weeks by a selected "diet" of "violent" or "pacific" programming. Eight teachers recorded all in-school instances of violent-aggressive-hostile behavior by each child over a 5 week period. Parental report of in-home changes and the in-school changes indicated that most children did not change as a function of TV "diet," while those that did tended to copy the behaviors to which they had been exposed. The lengthy discussion is divided into 3 parts: (1) an analysis of the concepts "hostile,""violent," and "aggressive;" (2) a comparison of the authors' methodology and results with typical laboratory efforts, many of which are viewed as irrelevant, incompetent, or immaterial; and (3) the relevance of the results to the social issue of TV violence. (Author/TL)
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