Television and the Aggressive Child
A Cross-national Comparison
Edited by L. Rowell Huesmann, Leonard D. Eron
Routledge – 1986 – 332 pages
The research presented in this book, originally published in 1986, looks to pinpoint the psychological processes involved in the media violence-aggression relation. Expanding on earlier studies, the compilation of essays here delves deeply into aggression study and compares results about media influence across 5 countries. Cultural norms and programming differences are investigated as well as age and gender and other factors. What is offered overall is a psychological model in which TV violence is both a precursor and a consequence of aggression.
1. The Development of Aggression in Children of Different Cultures: Psychological Processes and Exposure to Violence L. Rowell Huesmann and Leonard D. Eron 2. The Cross-National Approach to Research on Aggression: Measures and Procedures Leonard D. Eron and L. Rowell Huesmann 3. The Development of Aggression in American Children as a Consequence of Television Violence Viewing L. Rowell Huesmann and Leonard D. Eron 4. Television and Aggressive Behaviour Among Finnish Children Kristi Lagerspetz and Vappu Viemerö 5. Socio-cultural Environment, Television Viewing, and the Development of Aggression Among Children in Poland Adam Fraczek 6. Television Viewing and its Relation to Aggression Among Children in Australia Peter W. Sheehan 7. The Differential Effect of Observation of Violence on Kibbutz and City Children in Israel Riva S. Bachrach 8. Cross-National Communalities in the Learning of Aggression from Media Violence L. Rowell Huesmann 9. International Research on Television Violence: Synopsis and Critique Jo Groebel. Appendix 1: Instructions for Classroom Procedures. Appendix 2: Coefficient Alphas for Selected Variables in Each Country. Epilogue