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In New York a sixteen-year-old boy broke into a cellar When the police caught him and asked why he was wearing gloves he replied that he had learned from watching television if you wear gloves you wont leave any fingerprints In Alabama a nine-year-old boy received a bad report card from his teacher He suggested sending the teacher poisoned candy as revenge as he had seen on television the night before In California a seven-year-old boy sprinkled ground-up glass into the lamb stew his family was about to eat for dinner When asked why he replied that he wanted to see if the results would be the same in real life as they were on television Ledingham In many peoples living rooms sits an outlet for violence that often goes unnoticed It is the television The children who view it are often pulled in to its realistic world of violent scenes with sometimes devastating results Today over three thousand studies show violence on TV affects not only childhood aggression but also adulthood violence Szaflik Since television was introduced in 1952 it has become so much a part of our existence that many people cannot imagine life without it Americans love TV and love to watch a great deal of it yet their pleasure is tainted by a profound unease How does mass media influence people Why and how does it cause aggression if indeed it does Violence in America is influenced by the media due to the fact that it arouses teaches desensitizes and psychologically involves the viewer PH Tannebaum is the leading promoter of the arousal theory which states that exposure to television violence increases aggression because it arouses the viewer The hypothesis is supported by multiple studies demonstrating that when college-age students watched arousing visual portrayals it led to greater consequent aggression Shortly after the 1993 movie The Program was released in which college students lay down on the center
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