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Media Violence and Children: Applying Research to Advocacy

  • John P. MurrayEmail author
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Part of the Issues in Clinical Child Psychology book series (ICCP)

Abstract

Research and advocacy concerning children and media violence has a long and conflicted history. In recent times, the focus of discussion has been on video games. However, the history of concern began in the early 1900s with questions about the effects of comics and comic books, and their stories of crime and violence. The same concern continued with questions about the effects of radio programs of crime and mystery and the influence of violence in films. By the late 1940s, however, a new medium bursts on the scene in America: television!

Keywords

Video Game American Psychological Association Comic Book Brain Activation Pattern Violent Video Game 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PsychologyWashington CollegeChestertownUSA
  2. 2.Center on Media and Child HealthChildren’s HospitalBostonUSA

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