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Violent images increases teenage aggression

19 October 2010 | Category: Electronics

The repetition of violent scenes can cause teenagers to be more aggressive according to new research conducted in the US.

Research conducted by the National Institutes of Health, showed that when a sample of teenage boys were subjected to violent images from television, films and computer games they become less response to the violence depictive.

Doctors conducting the experiment believe that the study shows that exposure to high levels of violent imagery makes it feel more acceptable.

The teenagers who took part int he study were between the ages of 14 and 17. After being shown each clip, each boy was asked to rate the level of violence depicted. In addition to the verbal response, each boy was monitored for emotional respones through electrodes placed on their hands.

The effect of violent images in mass media is often a cause of much debate.

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