ERIC Number: ED147008
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Cartoon Violence and Children's Aggression: A Critical Review.
Hapkiewicz, Walter G.
This paper reviews ten studies on the effects of television cartoon violence on aggressive behavior in children and discusses possible reasons for the inconsistent results. Methodology and results of field and laboratory studies are compared, and study limitations are noted. The impact of cartoons is discussed in terms of human vs. animal characters and real vs. animated filming. In four of these studies, the predicted anti-social effect of viewing violent cartoons was not confirmed. A review of the remaining reports indicated that there may be plausible alternatives to the interpretations suggested by the investigators. Problems associated with interpreting research on children's viewing of aggressive cartoons are discussed. (SB)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (85th, San Francisco, California, August 26-30, 1977) ; Best copy available