Module 6: Aggressive and Helping Behaviors
SP3450: Social Psychology
This article talks about the research done on associated with Media Violence Associations (MVA) of aggression among elementary school Children, Physical aggression (PA). The finding revealed a positive association between MVE and overall PA and RA. According to the study the relation with RA was stronger for girls than for boys.
There is evidence that proactively aggressive children expect more positive outcomes for aggressive acts than no proactively aggressive children, based on studies of kindergarten through third grade children. In this meta-analysis, reactive aggression was related to all of the adjustment outcomes examined (e.g., internalizing problems, emotion dysregulation and ADHD symptoms, delinquency, low social preference and peer acceptance, peer rejection and victimization, after controlling for proactive aggression. proactive aggression was related to only delinquency and peer rejection after controlling for reactive aggression.
This research also talks about reactive and proactive the subtypes of RA, proactive aggression was related to only delinquency and peer rejection after controlling for reactive aggression. Proactive RA is similar to proactive PA in that it is goal-directed behavior. An example of proactive RA would be an individual saying he/she will not be friends with someone anymore unless their friend does what he/she says (see Little et al., 2003). In contrast, they found that proactive RA was more strongly associated with callous-unemotional traits and positive expectations for the outcome of aggression than was reactive RA.
One area that has been examined as a possible risk factor for and correlate of aggression is exposure to violent media. Therefore the aim of the current study was to explore how media violence exposure relates to functional subtypes of both RA and PA. Hundreds of studies have demonstrated that media...