New warning on TV violence: Early viewing, adult aggression linked; Study criticizes entertainment industry

“[H]abitual early exposure to TV violence is more strongly linked with aggression later in life than other factors often cited as leading causes, such as IQ, social-economic status and parental TV viewing.” Peter Calamai

New warning on TV violence: Early viewing, adult aggression linked; Study criticizes entertainment industryThe Star)

Here’s a nice touch, that you don’t usually find when reporters summarize academic articles (kudos to Calamai): “University of Toronto psychology professor Jonathan Freedman, who reviewed the report at The Star‘s request, said the Michigan researchers did not have ‘a shred of evidence’ for their claim that exposure to even one violent TV show or movie increased the risk of aggressive behaviour as an adult.|Freedman acknowledged he has not done research into media violence. He also confirmed his book on media violence, published last year, was supported financially by the Motion Picture Association of America.”