>When it comes to "numbing" from screen violence, I can only add that media
>violence only works de-sensitizing when it comes to... screen violence. No
>research whatsoever has proved an effect of media violence (neither fictitous
>nor non- fictitiuos) on the perceptions of real-life violence.
There *is* research that shows that watching violence leads to violent
behaviour. See Bandura's experiments with bobo dolls, where the children
who were shown violent material on t.v. then behaved violently toward the
dolls, while the other children did not. I believe following experiments
supported these findings as well. I realize this isn't precisely what you
were talking about, but it is related enough to cause concern, yes?
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