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This page is specifically about the link between television and violence. For other media see media violence research

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  • Eton, L.D., Huesmann, L.R., Lefkowitz, M.N. and Walder, L.O. (1972) Does television violence cause aggression? American Psychologist 27: 253-63.
  • Drabman, R.S. (1977) Desensitisation to betrayals of real-life aggression as a function of exposure to television violence, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 35: 450-8.
  • Bushman, B. J. and Huesmann, L. R. (2001) Effects of televised violence on aggression. in Singer, 1). and J. Singer (eds) Handbook of Children and the Media. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  • Eron, L. D. (1982) Parent-child interaction. television violence, and aggression of children, American Psychologist, 37, 197-211.
  • Freedman. J. L. (1986) Television violence and aggression: A rejoinder, Psychological Bulletin, 100, 372-8.
  • Freidrich-Cofer, L. and Huston, A. C. (1986) Television violence and aggression: The debate continues. Psychological Bulletin, 98, 1-20.
  • Huesmann, L. R., Lagerspetz, IC. and Bron, L. D. (1984) Intervening variables in the TV violence-aggression relation: Evidence from two countries. Developmental psychology. 20, 746-75.
  • Wood, W., Wong, P. Y. and Chachere, J. G. (1.991) Effects of media violence on viewers'

aggression in unconstrained social interaction, Psychological Bulletin, 109, 371-8 3.

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