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  • Media theorists have long postulated that depictions of antisocial behavior in mass media have tended to influence viewers to themselves incline toward antisocial activity. Whereas most studies in this area have focused on imitations of antisocial behavior, a substantial number of studies have also examined the power of the media to promote prosocial behavior. Prosocial models of media-influenced behavior contend that mass media can induce viewers to behave in more socially beneficial ways by portraying and praising kind and honorable behaviors.

    In the early 1970s, around the same time that the Surgeon General's Scientific Advisory Committee on Television and Social Behavior was asserting that there may be a causal relation between violent visual images and aggressive behavior among people who had seen them, studies were also ...

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