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Gratuitous Media Violence Can Increase Violent Responses To Provocation, Acceptance Of Violence, Studies Show

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April 27, 1999
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Virginia Tech
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Two studies show that prolonged exposure to gratuitous violence in the media can escalate subsequent hostile behaviors and, among some viewers, foster greater acceptance of violence as a means of conflict resolution.

Blacksburg, VA, April 23, 1999 -- Two studies show that prolonged exposure to gratuitous violence in the media can escalate subsequent hostile behaviors and, among some viewers, foster greater acceptance of violence as a means of conflict resolution.


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