Television Viewing and Aggressive Behavior During Adolescence and Adulthood

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Science  29 Mar 2002:
Vol. 295, Issue 5564, pp. 2468-2471
DOI: 10.1126/science.1062929

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Television viewing and aggressive behavior were assessed over a 17-year interval in a community sample of 707 individuals. There was a significant association between the amount of time spent watching television during adolescence and early adulthood and the likelihood of subsequent aggressive acts against others. This association remained significant after previous aggressive behavior, childhood neglect, family income, neighborhood violence, parental education, and psychiatric disorders were controlled statistically.

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