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Sports Violence and the Media

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Part of the Springer Series in Social Psychology book series (SSSOC)

Abstract

Although the notion that spectators enjoy violence in sports seems to be a truism in contemporary society, it has received scant scholarly attention. In this chapter we consider the nature and consequences of sports violence; present popular notions, formal proposals, and empirical evidence for the enhancement of spectators’ enjoyment of sports contests through aggressive play; and examine ways in which the media exploit sports violence.

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Professional Football National Hockey League Normal Play Interpersonal Aggression Aggressive Play 
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