Essay On Violent Video S Affecting University Of Massachusetts Amherst Application Essay
I can honestly say this Advanced Essay has been the most challenging one of the four we have received in this English class this year.
Starting off the unit, I couldn't really get into the book we were reading because I just wasn't interested in it and when it was announced we were to do another advanced essay for our benchmark this quarter, that made me feel even worse about everything.
Raters who did not know which type of movie the children had seen then observed them playing together in a room.
Children who had just watched the violent movie were rated much higher on physical assault and other types of aggression.
can affect their psychological development and views in the world. This shows just how accessible tv is and how common it is for people to be watching it.I feel as though teens would be able to relate to this paper the most simply because we are living in the generation where media is booming.Unconsciously and unknowingly, people’s behavior and aggression towards violence are influenced by the media.With the youth being revealed to such at this young of an age, it’s already registered in their minds that this is common in society since it is praised and laughed at which can increase the likelihood of aggressive behavior at an older age without them even thinking much of it.Kaj Björkqvist, a Professor of Developmental Psychology at Åbo Akademi University, randomly assigned one group of five- to six-year-old Finnish children to watch violent movies, another to watch nonviolent ones.Recently, researchers at Ohio State University conducted a study and concluded that, "People who have a steady diet of playing these violent video games may come to see the world as a hostile and violent place”.Without even the slightest thought, one’s perception of the world can be altered just by constantly being exposed to violent video games.The shooter, Christopher Harper- Mercer, after killing nine innocent people was shortly killed in gunfire with responding officers.After the shooting, the police investigated Harper- Mercer’s background and found that he was obsessed with violent gaming and would focus on this more than spending time with his family.Other experiments have shown that exposure to media violence can increase aggressive thinking, aggressive emotions, and tolerance for aggression, all known risk factors for later aggressive and violent behavior.With the children being so young and naive, they had no clue how great of an impact the violent movie had on their actions and aggression.