RE: media violence report in Science

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Date: Tue Apr 16 2002 - 08:43:31 BST

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            <Claiming there is a correlation between the amount of violence on
    TV and the
    > amount of violence in society is not a claim of a direct cause and
    > effect.>
            You're right, it shouldn't be, but that is persistently the claim
    that is made.
            <I don't believe they are saying that anyone seeing violence will
    > violence. What they are saying, IMO, is that an increase in one leads to
    > an
    > increase in the other.>
            Which is a causal inference- increased viewing of TV violence leads
    to increased violent behaviour. They got self reported data from a long
    period of time, so one fo their more contentious claims is that exposure
    over time makes kids grow up to be more violent adults. They make their
    claims to causal links quite clear.


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