Media Violence

Ed Donnerstein, University of California, Santa Barbara

This symposium will examine current research regarding mass media violence and aggressive behavior. It will consider issues such as (1) the content and context of violence on American television, (2) the conceptualization of media violence from a global perspective, and (3) the role of media literacy in mitigating the impact of exposure to violent media content.

The National TV Violence Monitoring Study
Ed Donnerstein (University of California, Santa Barbara, CA) 

Media Interventions for Preventing Violence
Ron Slaby (Education Development Center & Harvard University, Cambridge, MA)