ERIC Number: ED046543
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
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The Effect of Aggressive Cartoons: Children's Interpersonal Play.
Hapkiewicz, Walter G.; Roden, Aubrey H.
Sixty second grade children were randomly assigned to same sex pairs and each pair was randomly assigned to one of three treatment groups: aggressive cartoon, nonaggressive cartoon, and no cartoon. Results indicated that there was no difference among the groups on measures of interpersonal aggression although boys exhibited significantly more aggression than girls. Boys also demonstrated more prosocial behavior (sharing) than girls, although those who viewed the aggressive cartoon performed this response at a reduced rate. On the basis of existing evidence it was concluded that aggressive cartoons have little effect on children's aggression in interpersonal play. (Author)
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York, New York, February 4, 1971