Media Violence And Desensitization

Desensitization is a well-documented consequence of years-long exposure to media violence. From early exposure, children—especially boys—learn that aggression pays off (Bushman, Gollwitzer, & Cruz, 2015). Aggression—especially if it means you “win” the game, “defeat” the adversary, or “force” a resolution to a conflict—earns the aggressor attention, praise, respect, reverence, adoration, money, and power. These are the rewards that often accompany aggression portrayed by the film industry (e.g., Die HardDie Hard 2Die Hard With a VengeanceLive Free or Die HardA Good Day to Die Hard), making it more likely that the aggressive behavior will persist. The number of films in this series is evidence of their popularity. From classical conditioning theory, we learn that bad behavior paired with rewards can make the bad behavior desirable; moreover, the prevalence of violence in the media, over time, normalizes it. Studies show that when exposed to violent films daily over a week’s time, participants rate films as less violent with each film viewed (Dexter, Penrod, Linz, & Saunders, 2006). This is evidence of desensitization.

Desensitized people tend not to acknowledge the effects of media violence, because they don’t see that there’s a problem. However, a growing body of research finds that desensitized individuals downplay or tend not to acknowledge egregious harm done to others; because a steady diet of violent media normalizes violent behavior, injury suffered by people in real life does not seem like cause for concern (Vossen, Piotrowski, & Valkenburg, 2016). That’s the nature of desensitization, and that is indeed a problem.

Convinced there is no harm in violent media consumption—that their behavioral tendencies will not have been influenced by it—desensitized consumers probably would not be interested in changing their media viewing habits (Funk, Baldacci, Pasold, & Baumgardner, 2004).

For this Assignment, you will examine the concept of desensitization, methods used to increase the desirability of violence, and ways for parents to reduce aggression exhibited by their children.

References:
Bushman, B. J., Gollwitzer, M., & Cruz, C. (2015). There is broad consensus: Media researchers agree that violent media increases aggression in children, and pediatricians and parents agree. Psychology of Popular Media Culture, 4(3), 200—214.
Dexter, H. R., Penrod, S., Linz, D., & Saunders, D. (2006). Attributing responsibility to female victims after exposure to sexually violent films. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 27(24), 2149–2171.
Funk, J. B., Baldacci, H. B., Pasold, T., & Baumgardner, J. (2004). Violence exposure in real-life, video games, television, movies, and the internet: Is there desensitization? Journal of Adolescence, 27(1), 23–39.
Vossen, H. G. M., Piotrowski, J. T., & Valkenburg, P. M. (2016). The Longitudinal relationship between media violence and empathy: Was it sympathy all along? Media Psychology, 20(2), 175–193.

  • Search the Walden Library and/or the Internet for the definition of desensitization, its symptoms, and the process that creates it.
  • From your search and from the Learning Resources for this week, consider the ways that violence is presented and whether or not its presentation is appealing to children.
  • Also, from your search, consider how social psychology theory is applied to reduce aggression.

 

Submit 3–5 pages, not including title page and reference page:

  • Define desensitization and describes its process.
  • Identify and describe symptoms of desensitization.
  • Explain the methods used in the media to increase the desirability of violence. (i.e., what is rewarding the violence).
  • Suggest ways for parents to reduce aggression exhibited by their children.

In addition to the Learning Resources, search the Walden Library and/or Internet for peer-reviewed articles to support your Assignment. Use proper APA format and citations, including those in the Learning Resources.

  • We confidently assure you of high-quality work. We engage several strategies to guarantee top-level assignments. The projects go through a thorough system of control before being submitted to the customers. We guarantee that the assignments delivered are 100 percent plagiarism-free.

    We never share or resell customer’s work. Therefore, once it is checked using our plagiarism software, the assignment will be original. In terms of assignment completion, we adhere to the guidelines given by you and assign the work to the most suitable writer. We assign our writers based on various factors such as academic qualification, previous customer feedback, etc.

    First and foremost, we provide high-quality work. However, in case you require extra-brilliance, here is what you can do. First, select a top writer who is proficient in a certain discipline. Second, you can seek our editing services.

    Our team of editors revises the assignments, checking them to ensure they comply with academic writing standards. Additionally, editing may entail refining the language, adding more reference material, and making sure the formatting part is properly done. The editors may also enhance papers completed by yourself to meet your needs.

    • We guarantee the following quality in our work to you:
    • Properly cited scholarly sources from assigned or outside reading and research.
    • No wordy, vague, or poorly constructed sentences
    • Well written and structurally sound sentences, with no grammar, spelling, and/or punctuation errors.
    • Assignments with proper syntax that demonstrates mastery of the subject and with clear organization flow.
    • Strict adherence to requested citation styles (i.e., APA, MLA, HARVARD, CHICAGO/TURABIAN)
    • Proper page numbering, heading, spacing, and margins.
    • Parenthetical citations are in the proper format, are properly punctuated, and are used at appropriate points to document source material.

    All of our professional essay writers are highly educated, experienced, and have studied at accredited institutions around the world. Some have even been published in academic journals within their field. With our team, you know you’re in the best hands with a company that truly cares about your academic achievements and success.

    If this is all starting to sound too good to be true, here’s a little bit more about how it all works. First, fill out our custom essay order form or get a quote form, and let us know your deadline, instructions, and any other details that would help. Once that’s all set, we’ll get you connected with a top writer in your discipline or subject area. After your essay is written, it goes through quality assurance and a plagiarism checker before it gets delivered to you, on time, before your deadline. All you have to do is download it and you’re ready to go!

    During the process, our exceptionally friendly and supportive customer service team is on hand and accessible 24/7 to answer any of your questions. Think of us as your support network here by your side to help you soar to success. Ready to get started with our affordable essay writing service and make your student life more stress-free? Get your free quote now.

     

Place your order
(550 words)

Approximate price: $22

Calculate the price of your order

550 words
We'll send you the first draft for approval by September 11, 2018 at 10:52 AM
Total price:
$26
The price is based on these factors:
Academic level
Number of pages
Urgency
Basic features
  • Free title page and bibliography
  • Unlimited revisions
  • Plagiarism-free guarantee
  • Money-back guarantee
  • 24/7 support
On-demand options
  • Writer’s samples
  • Part-by-part delivery
  • Overnight delivery
  • Copies of used sources
  • Expert Proofreading
Paper format
  • 275 words per page
  • 12 pt Arial/Times New Roman
  • Double line spacing
  • Any citation style (APA, MLA, Chicago/Turabian, Harvard)

Our guarantees

Delivering a high-quality product at a reasonable price is not enough anymore.
That’s why we have developed 5 beneficial guarantees that will make your experience with our service enjoyable, easy, and safe.

Money-back guarantee

You have to be 100% sure of the quality of your product to give a money-back guarantee. This describes us perfectly. Make sure that this guarantee is totally transparent.

Read more

Zero-plagiarism guarantee

Each paper is composed from scratch, according to your instructions. It is then checked by our plagiarism-detection software. There is no gap where plagiarism could squeeze in.

Read more

Free-revision policy

Thanks to our free revisions, there is no way for you to be unsatisfied. We will work on your paper until you are completely happy with the result.

Read more

Privacy policy

Your email is safe, as we store it according to international data protection rules. Your bank details are secure, as we use only reliable payment systems.

Read more

Fair-cooperation guarantee

By sending us your money, you buy the service we provide. Check out our terms and conditions if you prefer business talks to be laid out in official language.

Read more
error: Content is protected !!
Open chat
1
You can contact our live agent via WhatsApp! Via + 1 3234125597

Feel free to ask questions, clarifications, or discounts available when placing an order.

Order your essay today and save 25% with the discount code CLASS