Correlation between Media Violence and Violent Behavior

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In today’s world everybody is dealing with constant exposure to violence. Violence has become something normal in modern society as well as modern media. Violent actions such as shooting guns, kicking, punching, and killing can be seen on children’s shows.Whether or not having this constant exposure is beneficial or detrimental to society, is what is being studied at this very moment. Most studies are showing that there is in fact a correlation between violent media and violent behavior.
Exposure to violence has been around for decades. Even before times of television, there was still exposure to violence, an example of this is Shakespeare. (Rathus 2012) Some older pieces of writing that convey aggressive acts include: Macbeth and Hamlet,
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People now believe that punching, fighting, and even shooting guns are things to be proud of. With these thought becoming more and more common, it is only a matter of time before murders become common and perhaps even something people are proud of. (Rathus 2012) Observational learning also plays a huge role in why violence is becoming more and more common(Rathus 2012). With children watching shows like Power Rangers and Ninja Turtles, it is no wonder why they believe fighting is something to be proud of. Even with all of this negative correlation between media and violence, this type of media will always be around.
People know that things like action movies, violent cartoons, and suspenseful novels will never fail to be around. These are all social aspects that cause children and young adults to participate in violent behaviours. (Rathus 2012) Even if a parent were to abolish violent TV from their household, a child will still witness violence somewhere else. The child might witness a fight at school or perhaps hear about a violent episode of a show that all the other kids are watching(Rathus 2012) . There is no way to ensure that a child or young adult does not witness or hear about violent

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