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    Re: Does television play a role in violent behavior?

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    We have been besieged with crime long before TV entered the scene...
    IMO, the problem is uncaring parents who park their offspring in front of the TV while they pursue their interests (gambling, drinking, fighting depression, greed)..
    These kids got these lines they said to their intended victim somewhere, if not TV, WHERE???

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    Re: Does television play a role in violent behavior?

    Quote Originally Posted by celticwar17 View Post
    Yes, I think it does.... but maybe actually in the opposite way you may think. I've heard that T.V. may decrease violent behavior because it gives us a chance to exercise our violent behavior through our imagination instead of bottling it up and relieving our aggression by some other means.

    But, that was just one study/article I read.

    it could have been about video games... meh pretty similar.
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    Re: Does television play a role in violent behavior?

    Some people will indeed be influenced by what they see on TV.
    Others will not.
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    Re: Does television play a role in violent behavior?

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    We have been besieged with crime long before TV entered the scene...
    IMO, the problem is uncaring parents who park their offspring in front of the TV while they pursue their interests (gambling, drinking, fighting depression, greed)..
    exactly. TV doesn't promote violence...bad parenting promotes violence
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    Re: Does television play a role in violent behavior?

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    These kids got these lines they said to their intended victim somewhere, if not TV, WHERE???
    older thugs in their neighborhood?
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    Re: Does television play a role in violent behavior?

    Quote Originally Posted by BMC COOLBEANS View Post
    Exactly what the title says. Feel free to explain your answer.
    I voted "no" but the more nuanced answer is something along the lines of "maybe a little bit, but not in a direct or clear way." It's hard to draw any clear paralells between violence in media and violence in real life when you look at how this operates globally. Take, on the one hand, Japan, which has a ridiculously violent popular culture and basically no violent crime; and at the other end of the spectrum, several cultures in the middle east that have extremely restrictive popular cultures, and quite a lot of violence. Clearly there are other cultural and socieoeconomic factors that play a far greater role in the presence/absence of violence.

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    Re: Does television play a role in violent behavior?

    They have been researching this stuff since before the flood. There is some data to show that it does in some cases but for the most part there is very little data that it does. Children will usually act out in play about things they see on TV or movies but I assume the OP is targeting real violent behavior. In that case I said no.
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    Re: Does television play a role in violent behavior?

    No more than any other form of popular media throughout history.

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    Re: Does television play a role in violent behavior?

    I think it desensitizes people to violence.

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    Re: Does television play a role in violent behavior?

    It's an influence to be sure. To what extent is the question. Besides, if TV influences a person enough to be violent, there's probably something already wrong with the person.

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