Psychology

Violence in Media

Violence in MediaCompetencies Addressed in This DiscussionThis discussion addresses the following competencies: Competency 1: Apply theoretical perspectives to motives for criminal behavior. Competency 3: Analyze the relationship between society and criminal behavior. Competency 4: Apply scholarly research findings to topics in criminal psychology.IntroductionThe impact of the media on violence is an area of ongoing debate. This media includes, but is not limited to, video games, movies, and news reporting. The debate focuses on the way media influences or promotes the general acceptance of violent behavior in society, including the focus on long-term psychological effects that violent media may have on the development of children. One group may argue that violence in media needs to be censored while another group may argue that censorship is a means to mask other possible causes of violent behavior.InstructionsUsing the Capella library resources and the Internet, select and read at least two recognized (within the field of psychology or criminal justice) articles to support your position on media violence.In your main post: Analyze the impact of multiple media on violence in society. Examine whether violence in media promotes the normalization of aggression, the desensitization to violence, the committing of violent acts, or a lack of empathy in children and perhaps even adults. Why or why not? List any psychological or social theories that support your position. Discuss how violence in media impacts, involves, and is relevant to the criminal justice system and the determining of dispositions.Discussion ObjectivesThe competencies addressed in this discussion are supported by discussion objectives, as follows: Competency 1: Apply theoretical perspectives to motives for criminal behavior. List any psychological or social theories that support your position. Discuss how violence in media impacts, involves, and is relevant to the criminal justice system and the determining of dispositions. Competency 3: Analyze the relationship between society and criminal behavior. Analyze the impact of multiple media on violence in society. Examine whether violence in media promotes the normalization of aggression, the desensitization to violence, the committing of violent acts, or a lack of empathy in children and perhaps even adults. Why or why not? Competency 4: Apply scholarly research findings to topics in criminal psychology. Select and read at least two recognized (within the field of psychology or criminal justice) articles to support your position on media violence. Response GuidelinesAfter completing your main post, respond to at least two other learners’ posts during the discussion week. Please note that to earn full credit for your discussion, you must participate on two separate days and make a minimum of one post on each of those two days. Comment on themes raised in the posts and pose questions to move the discussion forward.Resources PSYC Discussion Participation Scoring Guide.09/05/202010law

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