The Effects of Media Violence on Society

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Science  29 Mar 2002:
Vol. 295, Issue 5564, pp. 2377-2379
DOI: 10.1126/science.1070765

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Evidence is steadily accumulating that prolonged exposure to violent TV programming during childhood is associated with subsequent aggression. In their Perspective, Anderson and Bushman discuss new work ( Johnson et al.) that clearly demonstrates this association in adolescents and young adults, thus broadening the range of individuals affected by media violence.