Effects of Television/Movies/Video Violence on Aggressive Behavior (Chapter 11-Social Cognitive Views of Learning)
To develop a sense of the socialization and desensitization contemporary mass media provides and its correlation with the rising rate of homicide and violence in our schools and communities.
Read the article, Teaching Kids To Kill, by Lt. Col. Dave Grossman. (article is attached)
Examine how Grossman discusses classical conditioning and operant conditioning as they relate to the “virus of violence.”
a 1-2 page paper on your reaction to Grossman’s theory. (Some examples: What do you think? How should educators try to remedy the situation? As an individual, are you aware of what messages you are absorbing from mass media? How does this make you feel? Be sure to relate to behaviorism from text and class notes)