ERIC Number: ED261774
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
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Media Violence. Hearing before the Subcommittee on Juvenile Justice of the Committee on the Judiciary. United States Senate, Ninety-Eighth Congress, Second Session on Oversight on Alleged Media Violence as It May Affect Children (October 25, 1984).
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on the Judiciary.
This hearing addresses the topic of violence in media as it may affect children. Testimony given concerns ways television influences preschool children's play behavior and classroom activities, positive and negative effects of television on children, the causal link between television violence and children's aggressive behavior inadequacies of television research, and ways of improving research on television's social effects. Included in the report is the text of suggested legislation entitled the "Response Time for Violent Promotions Act of 1983," an act to amend Part I of Title III of the Communications Act of 1934 by providing time for public service messages warning viewers of potentially harmful effects of viewing televised violence. Appended are studies dealing with (1) the influence of television on sexist attitudes, viewer conceptions of reality as related to demographic variables and viewing time, and the political response to efforts to reduce exploitive content; and (2) the role of fantasy in the response to television. A list of Journal of Communication articles on sex and violence in the mass media along with numerous tables of detailed longitudinal data on violence, programs, and networks are included in the appended material. (RH)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
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Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on the Judiciary.