Violence

Television Viewing and Aggression: Some Alternative Perspectives

The effect of media violence on behavior is not only an interesting psychological question but is also a relevant public policy and public health issue. Although many studies have been conducted examining the link between violence on TV and aggressive behavior, most of these studies have overlooked several other potentially More

When God Sanctions Killing, the People Listen

New research published in the March issue of Psychological Science may help elucidate the relationship between religious indoctrination and violence, a topic that has gained renewed notoriety in the wake of the September 11th terrorist attacks.  In the article, University of Michigan psychologist Brad Bushman and his colleagues suggest that More

Observer Forum

How ‘Unequivocal’ is the Evidence Regarding Television Violence and Children’s Aggression? In their review of the influence of media violence on youth, “The Influence of Media Violence on Youth,” published in Volume 4 of Psychological Science in the Public Interest, Anderson et al. concluded that there is “unequivocal evidence” that More

Letters

Overreaching? The real question: Why are some kids more affected by media violence than others? IT WOULD HAVE BEEN helpful if the writer had provided some statistics for the conclusions presented in the Influence of Media Violence on Youth section of the story “In the Public Interest” [Observer, August 2004]. More