Project Title

The Effects of Violent Media on Children's Behavioral Health

Presenter Information

Callie E. QuillenFollow

Presenter Hometown

Corbin

Major

Psychology

Department

Psychology

Degree

Undergraduate

Mentor

Richard Osbaldiston

Mentor Department

Psychology

Abstract

There are many factors that can affect a child's behavior, especially when it comes to aggressive and violent behavior. My research question is "Does violent media affect children's behavioral health?" I searched and collected literature from PsychInfo for experiments that manipulated different sources of violent media and assessed behavioral outcomes. The Cohen's d effect size for each study was computed. Overall, the effect sizes were considered moderate to large, in the range between d = 0.70 to 1.00. It is concluded that violent media has a strong effect on children's behavioral health.

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The Effects of Violent Media on Children's Behavioral Health

There are many factors that can affect a child's behavior, especially when it comes to aggressive and violent behavior. My research question is "Does violent media affect children's behavioral health?" I searched and collected literature from PsychInfo for experiments that manipulated different sources of violent media and assessed behavioral outcomes. The Cohen's d effect size for each study was computed. Overall, the effect sizes were considered moderate to large, in the range between d = 0.70 to 1.00. It is concluded that violent media has a strong effect on children's behavioral health.