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Nickel
  • From:USA

Date Posted:08-11-2018 01:53:14Copy HTML

People make money for articles and pictures of violence, so exaggerated media coverage may not be the most reliable source for changing our image.  Certainly, five examples can be found for any argument, but are they where the truth is in the grand scheme of the United States.  What are the reliable measures?  I glibly report the number of people in prison, mostly recidivists, many innocent, despite our innocent until proven guilty dictate, a small, 10 to 15 percent of the population, at any given time.

So where does our violent image come from?


http://psycnet.apa.org/buy/2001-17729-001


Media news coverage, at least in part.  They’re an easy target and I enjoy picking  on them and their free speech protection.


Then television programming.  Studies have shown increased aggression and reduced social interactions in communities where television was introduced for the first time.


The games people play is one thing but the games children are playing on computers and IPads are incredibly violent and emotionless....like the shooters who attack our schools over some perceived offenses


Domestic violence, I am sick of being reminded that it happens on huge posters paid for by the YWCA, not to mention the grant dollars they spend on shelters for the abused and their children.  There’s no show on television that portrays domestic violence as a good thing,  Maybe I just need more patience because television is a powerful influence..


Fairy tales in the original versions were scary from a safe place that taught consequences:  you should have thought of that before you did it doesn’t have as much kick in the sugar coated versions.


Religion teaches all manner of evil that befalls someone guilty of violating the rules of just about every  faith.  However, going to church has a violent history.


We’re good people....that’s my experience and I believe we’re being painted with a brush by a few bad examples.

What goes around, comes around.
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  • From:USA

Re:Violence in America, is it as bad as we’re lead to believe?

Date Posted:08-11-2018 01:57:16Copy HTML

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"My position concerning God is that of an agnostic. I am convinced that a vivid consciousness of the primary importance of moral principles for the betterment and ennoblement of life does not need the idea of a law-giver, especially a law-giver who works on the basis of reward and punishment." Albert Einstein
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  • From:USA

Re:Violence in America, is it as bad as we’re lead to believe?

Date Posted:08-11-2018 03:49:25Copy HTML

Thanks! Despite having read the how to thread, I still can’t post pictures, here. I am not without hope that someday where I’ve gone wrong will occur to me..... So, books have been written about violence in America and as long as we’re buying them......and news reports..... I’m not buying it, any more than I buy Women Don’t Ask, and I regret having bought that one....not sure I want to donate it to the inevitable library book sale. Lollipops. Anyone can go through science journals and twist their findings into an engaging story for money. Who actually checks what the marketed version says? We trust their freedom of speech even when several have been exposed as artificial, completely false reports. Idk Maybe we don’t trust even when it’s true because of those few.
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  • From:USA

Re:Violence in America, is it as bad as we’re lead to believe?

Date Posted:08-11-2018 11:48:39Copy HTML

You cant post pictures in the quick reply box easily. Use the reply function to the upper right of the quick replay box. In that box you can exit the program, go find a picture and select "copy" (copy it), and then go back to the reply box and "Ctrl p" or paste.
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  • From:USA

Re:Violence in America, is it as bad as we’re lead to believe?

Date Posted:09-11-2018 04:23:59Copy HTML

Wow! That was easy. Thanks!
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  • From:USA

Re:Violence in America, is it as bad as we’re lead to believe?

Date Posted:09-11-2018 09:41:39Copy HTML

Josephson, W. L. (1987). Television violence and children's aggression: Testing the priming, social script, and disinhibition predictions. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 53(5), 882-890. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/0022-3514.53.5.882 Still testing it.....what I recall is an old study of a community that was able to receive television transmissions for the first time. Dated but relevant are the increase of violence and decrease of social interaction. I had a few students whose college educated parents raised them without a television at home. They wrote essays that were resentful because they didn’t have the same reference points, vocabulary, stories of other students throughout school and even at college where they were doing well they continued to feel like outsiders. The issue runs into the brick walls of censorship and freedom of speech with parents hoping the tv and computer devices actually work to prevent children from being exposed to undesirable programs. As parents dissatisfied with the way we were raised, we censored nothing, but talked our values all the way through programs of interest. So, the next day, according one of my sons who thanked us, when everyone else was whispering and snickering about what they had seen he had our adult views to share. It’s awesome to be told you did something right as a parent. On the other hand, my daughter shushes us for commenting during a show, sends her children off to watch Disney videos, or to their IPads. I hope it’s just another way of raising them right. What I have noticed is that she is puzzled by the things they come up with sometimes, and since I have watched the shows with them, I know exactly where that behavior came from, it wasn’t from the neighbor’s kid, she had speculated and blamed. Guess what I am saying is censorship doesn’t work as well as free speech adding to the conversation a better perspective.
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  • From:USA

Re:Violence in America, is it as bad as we’re lead to believe?

Date Posted:09-11-2018 09:50:40Copy HTML

Living with Television: The Violence Profile

Journal of Communication, Volume 26, Issue 2, 1 June 1976, Pages 172–199, https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1460-2466.1976.tb01397.x
Published:
 
07 February 2006


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