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Huesmann and Eron (1986)

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Sue Kwak

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Transcript of Huesmann and Eron (1986)

Sue & Sabrina
Huesmann and Eron (1986)
Results & Conclusion
Sentences
Television and the Aggressive Child
and studied each child as they progressed through adolescence and into adulthood.
Procedure
Began in 1960 with 800 8year olds
those who watched more television as children were more likely to be aggressive or antisocial as teenagers.
They were more likely to be arrested in adulthood due to criminal activity
there is a link between television and violence
Detail 4
Huesmann and Eron (1986) conducted a longitudinal study which supports the social learning theory.
number of hours of TV the children watched per week (regardless of its violence content)
TV viewing habits were logged, as well as teachers’ reports of
how aggressive they were at school.
Later, they were studied in 1971 at the age of 19 and again in 1982 at the age of 30.
They were looked at to see if they ran into trouble with law
On the other hand, it was a longitudinal study and observations were only made every 10 years or so; the participants may have experienced violence from other sources rather than television which led to criminal behaviour.
They found that those who watched a lot of television violence when they were 8 years old were more likely to be arrested and prosecuted for criminal acts as adults.
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