Media Violence as a Risk Factor
History of Scientific Statements by Various Groups
Longitudinal. There are fewer well-conducted longitudinal studies (which assess participants repeatedly over time), but the growing body of such research also yields consistent effects of media violence from a meta-analytic standpoint. These studies measure aggressiveness at both the beginning and the end of the study, and statistically control for earlier levels of aggression while predicting later aggressive and violent behavior. This procedure rules out many alternative explanations, thus allowing stronger causal conclusions. For example, another explanation for the link between media violence and aggressive/violent behavior is that "naturally" aggressive children (by virtue of their biological or other unspecified characteristics) are more likely to both behave more aggressively and to consume more violent media. This alternative explanation predicts that longitudinal studies, in which level of innate aggression is statistically controlled (by partialling out Time 1 aggression level), will find no association between media violence consumption and later aggression/violence. The data consistently contradict this alternative possibility.
Consistency of Media Violence Effects
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Thereare so much blasphemy, adultery, lust, pride, vanity, immodestclothing, idol-making of mortal human beings, greed, gluttony andsinful deeds and speech among countless other sins in today’smedia, that it is a real abomination and sickening to behold! It isin fact a real and eternal spiritual slaughter of billions of people– which is far more horrifying and lamentable than any physicalslaughter will ever be – which we observe happening in realtime without anyone lifting an eyebrow! However, their laughter willturn into an eternal sorrow after the very moment their death willcome! Then every word of mockery and blasphemy will have its specialtorment in hell for all eternity to come. Learn to meditate on Helldaily and you will not hesitate one second to quit watching evil andungodly media!