In 1978, Gerbner, Gross, Jackson-Beeck, Jeffries-Fox, and Signorielli defined violence as “The overt expression of physical force (with or without weapon) against self or other, compelling action against one’s will on pain of being hurt or killed, or actually hurting or killing. Must be plausible and credible; no idle threats, verbal abuse, or comic gestures with no credible violent consequences. May be intentional or accidental; violent accidents, catastrophes, acts of nature are included.
For this assignment, you will watch three television shows and analyze them for verbal and physical violence portrayed in the show. Use the attached document “Nonexperimental Designs,” located under the assignment tab, to complete the first part of the assignment
In 250 words, do the following:
1.Describe what you discovered in this content analysis
2.State the findings of your experiment. Explain how your experiment is reliable and/or valid.
3.Identify any variables in your experiment.
4.Copy and paste the tally sheet from “Nonexperimental Designs” at the end of your paper so it is included it in your study
Prepare this assignment in the APA Style
Reality shows such as “American Idol” and “Apprentice” have almost no physical violence, but a new study suggests their rampant displays of name-calling and snarky gossiping still make for a much meaner TV-viewing experience compared with watching fictional TV shows. The realistic portrayal of aggression on reality TV shows might even encourage viewers to imitate the non-physical aggression in real life, according to some theories. That verbal or relational aggression typically slips past TV-rating systems and media watchdog groups, which focus instead on condemning the of gunfights and fisticuffs. “All of these reality shows would never receive a rating of violence or aggression from the current rating systems,” said Sarah Coyne, a psychologist at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, and lead researcher on the new study………..