There is now consensus that exposure to media violence is linked to actual violent behavior. Matter stated in his article that "Exposure to violent imagery does not preordain violence, but is a risk factor." Its the same logic as if someone has smoked all their life doesnt have lung cancer, there is no actual link but it is a factor that can lead to that risk. Finally a studied showed a link between violent media and violent behavior. The study shows a relationship that watching Violent imagery can cause rough behavior against another person. *** Vasilis K. Pozios, Praveen R. Kambam and H. Eric Bender. “Opinion | Does Media Violence Lead to the Real Thing?” The New York Times, The New York Times, 23 Aug. 2013, www.nytimes.com/2013/08/25/opinion/sunday/does-media-violence-lead-to-the-real-thing.html.
Television and Media Violence states, " children may become less sensitive to the pain of others, children may be more fearful of the world around them, children may be more likely to behave in aggressive or harmful ways toward others." From the article it states that a violent media is a consequence to the child behavior. In the article Television and Media Violence suggest that " Anderson’s earlier research showed that playing violent video games can increase a person's aggressive thoughts, feelings and behavior both in laboratory settings and in daily life." *** Monitor on Psychology, American Psychological Association, www.apa.org/action/resources/research-in-action/protect.aspx.
in this article, Tompkins expalins that "More than one thousand scientific studies and reviews conclude that significant exposure to media violence increases the risk of aggressive behavior in certain children, desensitizes them to violence and makes them believe that the world is a ‘meaner and scarier’ place than it is." violent media tends to trick your mind trying to show you that what you see and play in any violent media is reality, causing you to take action as you would if you where playing your video game in real life. *** “The Psychological Effects of Violent Media on Children.” AllPsych, allpsych.com/journal/violentmedia/.
"You turn on the television, and violence is there. You go to a movie, and violence is there." stated from Keplan. The entertainment industry is propaganda for violence. Keplan says in her article that "In reality, the number of violent crimes has been falling, but the public’s perception is that violence has increased." But mentally ill people are vulnerable to this act of violence. “They are naturally more vulnerable, because they are in the community, they are sick, and they may misinterpret something.” stated by Keplan in her article. *** “Violence in the Media: What Effects on Behavior?” Psychiatric Times, 5 Oct. 2012, www.psychiatrictimes.com/child-adolescent-psychiatry/violence-media-what-effects-behavior.
Many people ignore overwhelming scientific evidence on violent media effects. Bushman states in his article that some reason why you are not violent is because "You come from a good, stable home. You have friends. You weren’t bullied in school. You have a healthy brain." Cognotive dissociants give the feeling of uncomfert because knowing that violent media is harmful to others make the game less fun. “Why Do People Deny Violent Media Effects?” Psychology Today, Sussex Publishers, www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/get-psyched/201302/why-do-people-deny-violent-media-effects.
The personality of the viewer is key. Stanton shownow said that people veiw violence as entertainment. There are many other factors that effect aggressive behavior like a rough home, or someones social life is not very active. even though Violent media does play a part in violent behavior, its only a sliver of other stronger factors that can persuade a childto preform violent actions. *** “Watching Violence in the Media Does Not Cause Crime.” Psychology Today, Sussex Publishers, www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/inside-the-criminal-mind/201202/watching-violence-in-the-media-does-not-cause-crime.