The first article is by psychologists Douglas A. Gentile, Sarah Coyne, and David A. Walsh. These psychologists conducted a short-term longitudinal study in 2011 that focused on school children in Minnesota. The study included four hundred and thirty 3rd, 4th and 5th graders and consisted of 51% male with the rest being females. To diversify the sample, they included three suburban schools as well as one rural public school. This correlational method was designed to explore three hypothesizes: (1) “Media violence exposure (MVE) will be significantly positively correlated with aggressive beliefs and behaviors, and significantly negatively correlated with the prosocial behaviors at any single point of time, (2) MVE will be significantly correlated with later aggressive beliefs and behaviors, and significantly negatively correlated with later prosocial behaviors, and (3) The r...
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...the same statements, but the overall results yield the same. Using a short-term longitudinal approach to examining this problem is the best in my opinion. I cannot see any other approach working as well as it did in this study. Another practiced used in this experiment that worked very well was the randomization of sample. Using children of different age, grade, sex and school yielded a pretty diverse sample. Future research should use samples from all around the world varying different age groups as well as religion, race and culture. That would cause the results to contain external validity for the methodology. Although internal validity is important, it is most important to have a balance between internal and external validity. Future research should also try to find ways other than parental monitoring to reduce the aggression gained from repeated media viewing.
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