Does disturbance between fiction and reality. However, some

Does
violence in media promotes violence in society?

Abstract:

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In my
opinion, the violence in media highly influence people, as our brains are
highly sensitive when it comes to acknowledging new information. Our brain is
not able to tell the difference between fiction and reality that is why we are
afraid after watching horror movies. Some people are more sensitive to it that
others and by this more likely to experience disturbance between fiction and
reality. However, some of the sources that I have researched disagree with this
statement. They believe that media has no effect on our nerve system, mental
development or our behavior. Overall, the opinion on this issue is
divided. 

Introduction:

I decided
to concentrate and evaluate quite important issue, “Does violence in media
promotes violence in society?” I decided to choose this issue, as in the future
I am planning on becoming a psychologist. I found this topic really
fascinating, as it’s a global issue that affects all of us, yet not many people
are aware of this. I grow up in the after communist system, where the video
games or violent films were a taboo issue. People strongly believed that by
promoting violence in media the future generation will be more likely to become
a pathological citizenship. Therefore, I grow up in a completely different
environment that my younger siblings. Since they were born, they had free
access to all type of games and films, as the age range has dropped drastically
to catch up with the changing society needs. By observing their behavior, I
realized how different they are in acting and responding to particular
situations. It really made me think, “Can media really influence us so much”?

Nowadays,
we have really easy access to any type of media. It’s a very controversial
issue as some people can’t imagine their lives without it. They violence in
media is increasing drastically and it makes people craving for more action and
more violence as our emotional system gets used to it and need more stimuli to
make us feel exited again and to shock the audience. It might encourage people
to cross some lines and break the rules in the name of looking for more
satisfying entertainment. It most likely can lead to violence behavior, as this
is what people been watching their entire life. They been raised on violent
patterns which helped them to get rid of our natural instincts, like fear from
death or blood. Also, their feeling was more likely reduced, such as fear,
empathy, love or compaction. It changes people’s behavior and it might lead to
changes in the social system, media violence is not different from other risk
factors for aggression.    

 

Aims 

In relation
to the influence of TV on people:

 

• To
investigate expert views and public opinion.

• To
evaluate how effectively the impact of violence in TV influence people
(especially young children)

• To
evaluate the connection between the crimes and violent behaviors in real life
and the promoted violence on TV

Objectives

• To
identify, collate and analyze the views of academics and experts on the
influence of violence in TV.

• To
determine and analyze public opinion.

• To assess
the extent to which the promoted violence in media change our behavior

• To
establish and evaluate the impact of violence in media on our future generation

• To
identify, analyze and evaluate the sustainability features that promoted
violence in TV.

• To assess
the effectiveness and impact of the media nowadays.

Rationale
for research methods:

• Research
of expert opinion will help with several of my key objectives, mainly linked to
the drastic change in behavior of the new generations. To gain a greater
understanding of the issue I am going to use some psychological experiments,
articles, videos, and graphs produced by well-qualified psychologists. In
addition, to make my work more reliable I am going to make my own questionnaire.
In all cases, it will be important to consider and establish the credibility
and reliability of these sources.

• Firstly,
I will investigate whether there has been any relevant previous evidence that
violence in media really rise the numbers of crime rates, e.g. news and to what
extent these are valid and reliable. I will carry out a survey and establish
peoples’ point of views including their expectations and the extent to which
they feel these have been met.

• I am
particularly interested in the views of more mature people, as they are the
best age group, as they lived long enough to spot the change of behavior in the
younger generation. Based on this I will also design and carry out my own
questionnaire.

• I aim to
find out if other people have noticed, the media influence. This can be done by
adding questions to the surveys and questionnaires, focusing on whether the
violence presented in media have had negative affect on our generations’
behavior or crime rates. It will be useful to see if people are aware of the
changes, what cause it and what is their opinion on it is.

• I will
research the influence of media on people and the psychological reasoning for
it to explain and develop my point. To support this, I intend to interview some
specialist in the psychological behavior area. They will have first-hand
experience of the impact of media and the negative effects of it. In addition,
to develop my research I will interview some A-levels media students about the
negative and positive influences of media on people nowadays. 

• To
determine the strengths and weaknesses of the use of violence in TV, I will
consider the aims of the original designs and the extent to which these have
been realized. I will research the psychological aspects, the rise in the crime
rate and the changes in people’s behaviors. I will carry out some research
concentrating on the psychological aspects of violence promoted in media
nowadays. I have to recognize that my research may be limited because some
records may not be available to the public or only available on request under
freedom of information regulations.