Other studies also corroborate this finding. Psychologists L. Rowell Huesmann, Ph.D., Jessica Moise-Titus, Ph.D., Cheryl-Lynn Podolski, M.A., and Leonard D. Eron, Ph.D., of the University of Michigan undertook a 15-year longitudinal study that concluded that childhood exposure to media violence prompts aggressive behavior later in life. The study was published in Developmental Psychology, a journal of the American Psychological Association (APA). The study was undertaken as a follow-up of a 1977 longitudinal study of 557 children aged between 6-10, in the Chicago area. In that study, the children had listed the violent shows they watched most and were questioned whether they identified with the aggressive characters portrayed in those shows.
Fifteen years later, 329 of those same respondents were asked about the television programs they watched as adults. ...Show more