Television and the Aggressive Child

A Cross-national Comparison

Edited by L. Rowell Huesmann, Leonard D. Eron

© 1986 – Routledge

332 pages

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About the Book

The research presented in this book, originally published in 1986, looks to pinpoint the psychological processes involved in the media violence-aggression relation. Expanding on earlier studies, the compilation of essays here delves deeply into aggression study and compares results about media influence across 5 countries. Cultural norms and programming differences are investigated as well as age and gender and other factors. What is offered overall is a psychological model in which TV violence is both a precursor and a consequence of aggression.

Table of Contents

1. The Development of Aggression in Children of Different Cultures: Psychological Processes and Exposure to Violence L. Rowell Huesmann and Leonard D. Eron 2. The Cross-National Approach to Research on Aggression: Measures and Procedures Leonard D. Eron and L. Rowell Huesmann 3. The Development of Aggression in American Children as a Consequence of Television Violence Viewing L. Rowell Huesmann and Leonard D. Eron 4. Television and Aggressive Behaviour Among Finnish Children Kristi Lagerspetz and Vappu Viemerö 5. Socio-cultural Environment, Television Viewing, and the Development of Aggression Among Children in Poland Adam Fraczek 6. Television Viewing and its Relation to Aggression Among Children in Australia Peter W. Sheehan 7. The Differential Effect of Observation of Violence on Kibbutz and City Children in Israel Riva S. Bachrach 8. Cross-National Communalities in the Learning of Aggression from Media Violence L. Rowell Huesmann 9. International Research on Television Violence: Synopsis and Critique Jo Groebel. Appendix 1: Instructions for Classroom Procedures. Appendix 2: Coefficient Alphas for Selected Variables in Each Country. Epilogue

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Television

Reissuing works originally published between 1974 and 1999, Routledge Library Editions: Television offers a selection of scholarship covering the exploration of TV. Volumes vary from general texts on the advent, influence or future of broadcasting to specific studies of television and the elderly, cable television, children and television and television in China. These works cross disciplines such as media studies and psychology with obvious interest to sociologists as well and those researching performance arts subjects.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSY004000
PSYCHOLOGY / Developmental / Child
SOC052000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies