October 7th, 2022

Children & Mass Media

  • Cultivation Theory: TV normalizes what we see, so if you watch lots of violence on TV it’ll desensitize you.
    • People who watch more TV think the odds of getting mugged are higher.
  • It may be that the content of the media matters a lot.
    • Whatever you practice, you’ll get better at.
      • Soccer video games vs. first person shooter video games.
  • Child’s life in context can also make them much more succeptible to negative effects of video games.