Does violence on television and in games make teens more aggressive? Karin Fikkers studies the effects of exposure to media violence on aggression among children aged between 10 and 14. Instead of implicitly assuming that media violence will influence all children in the same way, she investigates whether some teenagers are more vulnerable to this influence than others. She looks the social context of adolescents – their family, parents and peers – and how this influences the relationship between media violence and aggression.
K.M. Fikkers: A Different(ial) Perspective: How Social Context Influences the Media Violence-Aggression Relationship among Early Adolescents.
Prof. P.M. Valkenburg
Dr J.T. Piotrowski
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