Annotated Bibliography on The Effects of Television Violence on Children
Krcmar, M Cooke, MC. "Television and Children - Psychological Aspect". Journal of Communication, Summer 2001, Vol.51 Issue2 p.300.
The article attempts to prove a child's ability to process a display of violent behavior is
effected by the way their brain interprets and processes the information. A child's age is a
significant factor in identifying a child's maturity level. This is proven through sample
testing where a violent scenario is viewed by providing a clip of a Television show,
which displays some form of violent behavior. Then children are giving a short story
where they have to provide a ending to the story. The results concluded older children
expressed violent behavior within the ending of their short stories more frequently as a
form of punishment than younger children. (Krcmar, M Cooke). Young children were
impacted less proving his theory.
The UCLA Television Violence Monitoring Report UCLA Center for Communication Policy.
http://www. Mediascope@mediascope.org/mediascope. (September 1995)
The study discus's violence in television programming during children specific viewing
hours (Saturday morning and weekdays between the hours of 5- 9pm). The study
identified which shows are the #1 culprits in displaying violent behavior. This was
proven by conducting a viewing pole and requesting the public to identify the programs
which programs fell within the following categories:
-Violent scenes but the subject matter does not warrant parental concern
This was a rather small study however categorizing the types of shows that displayed
violent behavior by subject matter can assist a parent in monitoring their child's viewing
Amy Jane Wenglar, Bio 1 "Class Bio of George Gerbner"
This is a review of George Gerbner's theory that concludes children's television shows
contain significant amounts of violent acts. As...