Are graphic media violence, aggression and moral disengagement related?

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/92693
Title:
Are graphic media violence, aggression and moral disengagement related?
Authors:
Richmond, J. (Jill); Wilson, J. C. (Clare)
Affiliation:
University of Teesside
Citation:
Richmond, J. and Wilson, J. C. (2008) 'Are graphic media violence, aggression and moral disengagement related?', Psychiatry Psychology and Law, 15 (2), pp.350-357.
Publisher:
Routledge
Journal:
Psychiatry Psychology and Law
Issue Date:
Jul-2008
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/92693
DOI:
10.1080/13218710802199716
Abstract:
It is well established that violent media can increase levels of aggression. The aim of the present study was to examine whether cognitive distortions mediate the relationship between enjoyment of violent media and the frequency in which people are exposed to violent media, and whether this exposure to violent media mediates the relationship between cognitive distortions and levels of aggression. Eighty-six participants completed questionnaires assessing enjoyment of and frequent exposure to film and television violence, lyrical violence in music, and computer game violence. Participants were also assessed with respect to frequency of aggression and moral disengagement. Mediation analysis indicated partial mediation effects of moral disengagement regarding the relationship between enjoyment of violent media and the frequency of exposure to violent media; and full mediation effects of moral disengagement in the frequency of exposure to violent media-aggression relationship. The study emphasizes the role that cognitive distortions such as moral disengagement play in digesting violent media, making it more acceptable and therefore increasing the likelihood of higher levels of aggression.
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
cognitive distortions; aggression; graphic meda violence; moral disengagement; violent media
ISSN:
1321-8719; 1934-1687
Rights:
Subject to restrictions, author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 23/02/2010]
Citation Count:
0 [Scopus, 23/02/2010]

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorRichmond, J. (Jill)en
dc.contributor.authorWilson, J. C. (Clare)en
dc.date.accessioned2010-02-23T08:54:39Z-
dc.date.available2010-02-23T08:54:39Z-
dc.date.issued2008-07-
dc.identifier.citationPsychiatry Psychology and Law; 15 (2): 350-357en
dc.identifier.issn1321-8719-
dc.identifier.issn1934-1687-
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/13218710802199716-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10149/92693-
dc.description.abstractIt is well established that violent media can increase levels of aggression. The aim of the present study was to examine whether cognitive distortions mediate the relationship between enjoyment of violent media and the frequency in which people are exposed to violent media, and whether this exposure to violent media mediates the relationship between cognitive distortions and levels of aggression. Eighty-six participants completed questionnaires assessing enjoyment of and frequent exposure to film and television violence, lyrical violence in music, and computer game violence. Participants were also assessed with respect to frequency of aggression and moral disengagement. Mediation analysis indicated partial mediation effects of moral disengagement regarding the relationship between enjoyment of violent media and the frequency of exposure to violent media; and full mediation effects of moral disengagement in the frequency of exposure to violent media-aggression relationship. The study emphasizes the role that cognitive distortions such as moral disengagement play in digesting violent media, making it more acceptable and therefore increasing the likelihood of higher levels of aggression.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherRoutledgeen
dc.rightsSubject to restrictions, author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 23/02/2010]en
dc.subjectcognitive distortionsen
dc.subjectaggressionen
dc.subjectgraphic meda violenceen
dc.subjectmoral disengagementen
dc.subjectviolent mediaen
dc.titleAre graphic media violence, aggression and moral disengagement related?en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Teessideen
dc.identifier.journalPsychiatry Psychology and Lawen
ref.citationcount0 [Scopus, 23/02/2010]en
or.citation.harvardRichmond, J. and Wilson, J. C. (2008) 'Are graphic media violence, aggression and moral disengagement related?', Psychiatry Psychology and Law, 15 (2), pp.350-357.-
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