National Library of Australia

Due to the need to contain the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) the Library building and reading rooms are closed to visitors until further notice.
The health and safety of our community is of great importance to us and we look forward to staying connected with you online.

<< Previous record  /  Next record >>
Record 5 of 39
You must be logged in to Tag Records
Television Portrayal and Aggressive Behavior [microform] / George Comstock
Bib ID 5342000
Format MicroformMicroform, BookBook
Author
Comstock, George
 
Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1976 
17 p. 
Summary

This is a review of research relating to the attributes of portrayals which play a role in affecting aggressive behavior. The effects of portrayal can occur at any of three successive stages: acquisition, disinhibition/stimulation/arousal, performance. The older the individual, the more likely the influence is to be in all three stages of influence. Yet, much research with young viewers fails to consider the latter stages of influence and perhaps the larger effects. Evidence which does consider such stages suggests: (1) portrayals of violence can lead to aggressive performance; (2) repeated exposure to portrayals of violence may increase the likelihood of aggressive performance; (3) aggressive performance is not dependent on a typical frustration; (4) whether aggressive effects may also mean antisocial effects remains to be shown; (5) factors in a portrayal which increase the likelihood of aggression suggest that aggression is justified, socially acceptable, motivated by malice, or pays off; (6) exposure to portrayals of violence may desensitize young persons to responding to violence in their environments. Related effects of aggressive portrayals on two other behaviors (rule violation and self-harm) are summarized. (Author/DAG)

Notes

Sponsoring Agency: John and Mary R. Markle Foundation, New York, NY.

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18: https://eric.ed.gov/

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Aggression.  |  Behavioral Science Research.  |  Literature Reviews.  |  Research Methodology.  |  Research Problems.  |  Television Research.  |  Television Viewing.  |  Violence.
Form/genre Reports, Research.
Other authors/contributors Rand Corp., Santa Monica, CA
Available From ERIC 

Online

    In the Library

    Request this item to view in the Library's reading rooms using your library card. To learn more about how to request items watch this short online video Help Video.

    Details Collect From
    mc 2253 ED145800 Main Reading Room - Newspapers and Family History
    This item may be online. Please search the ERIC website prior to requesting this microfiche item.

    Order a copy

    - Copyright or permission restrictions may apply. We will contact you if necessary.

    Help Video To learn more about Copies Direct watch this short online video Help Video.
    close Can I borrow items from the Library?

    You need Flash player 8+ and JavaScript enabled to view this video embedded.

    You can view this on the NLA website.

    close What can I get online?

    You need Flash player 8+ and JavaScript enabled to view this video embedded.

    You can view this on the NLA website.

    close Can I get copies of items from the Library?

    You need Flash player 8+ and JavaScript enabled to view this video embedded.

    You can view this on the NLA website.

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flags
    Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and other First Nations people are advised that this catalogue contains names, recordings and images of deceased people and other content that may be culturally sensitive. Please also be aware that you may see certain words or descriptions in this catalogue which reflect the author’s attitude or that of the period in which the item was created and may now be considered offensive.