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Module 4: Observational Learning Adam Herrin PSY150-450 Violence in the media is getting worse as time moves on. In the 1970’s scholars came to the conclusion that early childhood exposure to media violence caused children to be more aggressive. Leonard Eron wrote that “the weight of evidence supports the theory that during a critical period in a boy’s development, regular viewing and liking of violent television lead to the formation of a more aggressive life style.” Today we are seeing way more violence in society than in past decades. I do think that violence in the media and in videogames has a great deal to do with social problems being experienced today. But, there may be another side to this. For instance, when I watch a football…show more content…
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