Violent Imagery In A Clockwork Orange

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In the 1971 film A Clockwork Orange, the antihero Alex undergoes intensive aversion therapy. The doctors situate Alex where he cannot look away from violent images (some real some fake) on a large screen. The technique caused great stress on Alex. 45 years after the movie came out, violent imagery has become immeasurable easy to disseminate around the world. With the advent of 24 news cycles, people can see images of natural disasters, war, and accidents without having to seek out such imagery. With the prevalence of violent imagery in people’s daily life, it might be important to look at potential stress effects on people viewing such imagery. What effect does sex differences play in the cortisol level of a person viewing violent imagery?
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