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Media Violence has indeed contributed to the Aggressive and Violent Behavior we witness in the societyTwo real half-brothers Victor Bautista 20 and Matthew Montejo 15 strangled their mother and then cut her head and hands from her body in Riverside California after watching the television series the The Sopranos In one of the episodes in which a fictional mobster Tony Soprano murdered an associate and to make the body unidentifiable dismembered the body and dumped the body parts Feldman RS Pages 187-188 of the textbook Psychology and Your life by Among all the theories pertaining to behavior Albert Banduras Observational theory is most relevant to criminology His experiment with the Bobo doll where children imitated the aggression meted on these Bobo dolls portrays how people especially children learn from what they see and how rewarding aggression can be His theory on imitation makes violent media score so high Children in particular like copying what they see in the media especially to children and the youth Bandura1976 pp 206-208 As a result of 15 years of consistently disturbing findings about the violent content of childrens programs the Surgeon Generals Scientific Advisory Committee on Television and Social Behavior was formed in 1969 to assess the impact of violence on the attitudes values and behavior of viewers The resulting Surgeon Generals report and a follow-up report in 1982 by the National Institute of Mental Health identify these major effects of seeing violence on televisionChildren may become less sensitive to the pain and suffering of othersChildren may be more fearful of the world around themChildren may be more likely to behave in aggressive or harmful ways toward othersAnderson C A Carnagey N L Eubanks J 2003 Over the past 30 years there has been extensive research
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