Television and Aggressive Behaviors in Pre-School Children Research Paper by Nicky

Television and Aggressive Behaviors in Pre-School Children
A discussion of the impact of viewing violent television programs on preschool children.
# 128505 | 2,802 words | 6 sources | APA | 2010 | US
Published on Jul 26, 2010 in Communication (Television) , Child, Youth Issues (Teen, Adult Issues)

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This paper examines a qualitative study of the impact of viewing violent television shows on preschool age children. The findings are described early on in the paper, particularly stressing the dangers of small children watching violence on television. The study was of a qualitative nature, undertaken by doing an extensive literature review. This review is included in the paper. Several articles are cited and analyzed. The paper concludes by summarizing the literature review and citing that findings include that boys ages two to five who had viewed one or more hours of television violence each day were at an increased risk for being aggressive later in childhood.

Statement of Thesis
Literature Review
Summary and Conclusion

From the Paper:

"While it is generally believed that viewing violence on television tends to make all individuals more aggressive, the truth is that boys are more likely to develop aggressive behavior due to violent programming of television when that violent television programming is viewed at the preschool age. The work of Josephson (1995) entitled: "Television Violence: A Review of the Effects on Children or Different Ages" relates that the preschooler is "predisposed to seek out and pay attention to televised violence because such violence accompanied by formal features such as loud music, rapid movement, rapid scene changes, and sound effects that attract the attention of preschoolers. "

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Reebye, Pratibha (2005) Aggression During Early Years - Infancy and Preschool. T h e C a n a d i a n C h i l d a n d A d o l e s c e n t P s y c h i a t r y R e v i e w F e b r u a r y 2 0 0 5 ( 1 4 ) : 1. Online available at:$file/Feb05AggressionDuringEarlyYears.pdf
  • Watching Violent TV at Pre School Age Linked to Aggression in Young Boys (2008) Seattle Children's Hospital Research Institute, 2008. Online available at:
  • Josephson, W.L. (2005) Television Violence: A Review of the Effects on Children of Different Ages. National Clearinghouse on Family Violence. Online available at:
  • Screen Violence Tied to Boys' Aggression: Study (2007) Reuters News. 5 Nov 2007. Online available at:
  • Television viewing and aggression: Some alternative perspectives(2008) Reuters News 1 Oct 2008. Online available at:

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