• Violence on television causes humans to be violent in real life.
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There was a lot of wrong people in the thread I just closed. They believed that witnessing violence does not make you violent. This is wrong. There was a famous experiment called the bobo doll experiment. Read about it here [url]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bobo_doll_experiment[/url]. Everything a child sees it learns. If it sees violence on TV, it leans how to be violent. Here's the video of it [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IK4NPc7HCnY[/media] Seems pretty conclusive to me..
So, here's the question. Does this equate to video games? FYI for garry's sake - Rating him Funny doesn't make you awesome, take into account the thread!
Of course it does.
Crap. Everyone rates garry but not me! What kind of discrimination is this?
But if they stopped violence on TV people would be pretty pissed. by which i mean more violent. Violence is in our nature anyway, every animal is violent, the jungle is violent.
It's one thing to learn to be violent and it's another thing to be violent. Kids these days, no self control.
Media>People And that's how it's gonna be for a long time. Everything you see will affect you in somehow. Maybe not much but if i see the same commercial about a car for 20 years i would probably buy the car in the end. I have seen Bruce lee movies and i still remember his tricks. Why? I have no idea. Maybe it's the same with violence dunno i don't watch tv. Edit: Why do people buy crap? Because Media says to people that buy everything you see and that economic is complicated so no worry about it.
Well what's the excuse for violent behaviour before TV? Magazines? and before that? and before that, and that and that and that. Something always gets blamed.
It's not saying that TV invented violence. It's saying that TV makes children think it's acceptable.
Heck, I play GTAIV, and I'm only 14, but I don't go out and rape anyone. Hmm. :raise:
It's more a mix of what is on TV and the general lack of discipline present in todays children thanks to Political correctness and stuff. How many kids nowadays can tell their parents to fuck off and get away with it, quite a lot.
[QUOTE=garry]It's not saying that TV invented violence. It's saying that TV makes children think it's acceptable.[/QUOTE] Have you been affected by TV or someone around you? I know you said the thread up there but there are lots of idiots all over internet.
You have a point when it comes to younger children, the parents have responsibility to what there child can watch on tv, however, I have never been influenced to be violent towards other people, I've played hundreds of different games and watched hundreds of movies, and I'm only 14.
[QUOTE=RayvenQ]Well what's the excuse for violent behaviour before TV? Magazines? and before that? and before that, and that and that and that. Something always gets blamed.[/QUOTE] Think of a time back in the 50's before television was a big thing. How much violence can you picture from back then? Do you think gangs actually killed people or did they just want your lunch money. As you can see media does influence our behavior and can cause violence. Also, in the bobo doll experiment the kids merely saw the woman punch and kick the doll, but the kids on their own starting using weapons and starting yelling at the doll, which shows that because what you see people doing is worse than what they saw doesn't make the presenter any less guilty. [b]Edit:[/b] [QUOTE=RayvenQ] How many kids nowadays can tell their parents to fuck off and get away with it, quite a lot.[/QUOTE] Not me, I would get beat for saying that.
[QUOTE=RayvenQ]How many kids nowadays can tell their parents to fuck off and get away with it, quite a lot.[/QUOTE] Catherine tate, maybe? I mean, this could all be down to the BBC choosing what programs we have on. Why not just make BBC1 NEWS NEWS NEWS
Ah, the bobo doll experiment was on of several we studied in Psychology this year. Pretty interesting stuff... Fascinating how the behaviour is modelled so easily. Though I still believe there are other factors to it. A child living a hard, abusive childhood is bound to develop and behave differently to a well-raised child, even if they were both encouraged to model such behaviours.
[QUOTE=leach139]Catherine tate, maybe? I mean, this could all be down to the BBC choosing what programs we have on. Why not just make BBC1 NEWS NEWS NEWS[/QUOTE] Yeah, that'll be a fast track to making kids go mental :v: Also, anyone notice that the quality of TV shows nowadays have gotten worse. When I was a kid, there were all sorts of shows aimed at kids, that despite that, still featured moral dilemmas, injury and death. Pirates of Dark Water, Animals of Farthing Wood, Battletech, Dungeons & Dragons and all sorts of others.
[QUOTE=leach139]Heck, I play GTAIV, and I'm only 14, but I don't go out and rape anyone. Hmm. :raise:[/QUOTE] I have played doom since i was 6 years old, but i still don't think, that violence is sexy. I know plenty of people, who almost fap while playing some really violent games or watch violent movies.
Hell I was 12 when GTA first came out, I played it, loved it doing all kinds of things with it, mostly mass murder sprees, but I came out as a well balanced person, despite having other, though unrelated, mental flaws.
I don't want to punch anyone when I come off a game, I'm perfectly calm. A bit pumped from adrenaline sometimes, yes, but never "FUCK YOU I'M PUNCHING YOU NOW" I can understand it's a problem for some people, but :raise:
[QUOTE=garry]It's not saying that TV invented violence. It's saying that TV makes children think it's acceptable.[/QUOTE] As do wife beaters. i.e. people will learn about violence from other people if not from TV.
I have to admit that gaming and tv have made me swear more.
[QUOTE=RayvenQ]Hell I was 12 when GTA first came out, I played it, loved it doing all kinds of things with it, mostly mass murder sprees, but I came out as a well balanced person, despite having other, though unrelated, mental flaws.[/QUOTE] But let's pretend that you got into a fight, you would know how to fight back because television has taught you how. I'm sure if there was no television you would still swing a few punches but you wouldn't really know what you were doing.
It would desensitize you, but not make you turn into a hardcore born killer with a natural predator instinct.
The censorship system in media is almost corrupted. Violence is A-Ok, but anything sexually related like nipples? God forbid.
gaming and TV have without a doubt made me swear a lot more, but i have enough brains to know that violence is unacceptable and should stay on the TV or in games.
[QUOTE=Kikka-2]The censorship system in media is almost corrupted. Violence is A-Ok, but anything sexually related like nipples? God forbid.[/QUOTE] Just a backwards world in this case. [b]Edit:[/b]If anyone is dumb enough to actually believe that violence in games is actually real, then they should probably be sent to some mental institute.
Children tend to imitate their role-models. And if their role-model is a TV character then that's probably because of bad parenting.
[QUOTE=abcpea3]Children tend to imitate their role-models. And if their role-model is a TV character then that's probably because of bad parenting.[/QUOTE] I don't see anyone dressing up as a purple dinosaur. Or jumping on turtles and collecting gold coins.
[QUOTE=abcpea3]Children tend to imitate their role-models. And if their role-model is a TV character then that's probably because of bad parenting.[/QUOTE] "oh, batman can fly. that must mean, that also i can fly! :excited: *on rooftop* *jumps* WEEEE!! :excited: OHSHI---"
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