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This revised text provides updates that reflect new findings in the field of media violence research during childhood and adolescence. Throughout the book, special attention is paid to evaluating the role of developmental processes and to stressing the importance of methodology in understanding media violence research. Findings have been divided into two main areas: aggressive behavior and aggression-related constructs (e.g., emotions, cognitions, arousal) to help clarify media violence-related effects on youth.

Animating the Beast: Cartoon Violence
Animating the beast: Cartoon violence

Although I am rarely disturbed by the violent media I consume, I was disturbed by Quentin Tarantino's critically acclaimed, ultra-violent ode to martial arts films, Kill Bill: Vol. 1. The opening of the movie, during which Beatrix Kiddo (a.k.a. Black Mamba) gets shot in the head, startled ...

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