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Annotated Bibliography on The Effects of Television Violence on Children Krcmar M Cooke MC Television and Children - Psychological Aspect Journal of Communication Summer 2001 Vol51 Issue2 p300 The article attempts to prove a childs ability to process a display of violent behavior is effected by the way their brain interprets and processes the information A childs age is a significant factor in identifying a childs maturity level This is proven through sample testing where a violent scenario is viewed by providing a clip of a Television show which displays some form of violent behavior Then children are giving a short story where they have to provide a ending to the story The results concluded older children expressed violent behavior within the ending of their short stories more frequently as a form of punishment than younger children Krcmar M Cooke Young children were impacted less proving his theory The UCLA Television Violence Monitoring Report UCLA Center for Communication Policy httpwwwMediascopemediascopeorgmediascope September 1995 The study discuss violence in television programming during children specific viewing hours Saturday morning and weekdays between the hours of 5- 9pm The study identified which shows are the 1 culprits in displaying violent behavior This was proven by conducting a viewing pole and requesting the public to identify the programs which programs fell within the following categories -Excessive violence -Selected violence -Limited violence -Violent scenes but the subject matter does not warrant parental concern This was a rather small study however categorizing the types of shows that displayed violent behavior by subject matter can assist a parent in monitoring their childs viewing selection Amy Jane Wenglar Bio 1 Class Bio of George Gerbner httpwwwutexaseducocjournalismSOURCEj363gerbnerhtml This is a review of George Gerbners theory that concludes childrens television shows contain significant amounts of violent acts
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