Flashcards in MEDIA PSYCHOLOGY- media influences on social behaviour - video games Deck (17):
what are the 3 positive effects?
helping behaviour, social commitement, increase self esteem
what is helping behaviour ?
playing prosocial game= helpful b
research for helping behaviour?
greitemeyer and osswald - p who played prosocial more pro than those who played aggressive/neutral game
eval for helping b?
g and o suggest although pro increase b, people who play v.games less liekly to play these games b.c less attractive
what is research for social committement?
kahne et al- majority played sims said learn more of probs of society and explored social issues while playinglenhart et al- 64% of those who played multiplayer games = comitted to community participation
eval of social committment?
methodoligcal problems, lack of random exposure to civic games limits ability to make causal calims about how games influence development and social and civic responsibility
increase self esteem research?
gonzales and hancock- facebook walls positive on self esteem based on feedback. in study at cornell uni, those who used fb page gave more positive feedback than those that didnt
eval of self esteem research?
it supporrts exp,s if we choose to represent ourselves and get positive feedback imporves self esteem. and it mediates communication.
what are the 4 negative effects?
increase in hostile feelings, increase in verbal and physical aggression, lower grades, increase stress
research for increase in hostile feelings?
gentile and stone- lab exp. found a short term increase in levels of physical arousal,hostile feelings and aggressive b follwoing violent game play compared t no viol
eval of hostile feelings?
methodological probs; cant meaure real life agression and can only measure short term effects
research in verbal and physical aggression?
anderson et al- surveyed children btw 7 nd 9 at 2 points of school year (longitudinal study). children that had high exposure to violent games become more verable and physically agressive and less prosocial
eval of v.physical aggression?
research yet to establish a reliable cas link btw violent game play and aggressive behaviour
research for lower grade?
karpinksi- students that on fb everyday underachieved as much as entire grade even post grads had lower grades
eval for lower grade?
cant establish whether facebook caused or other extraneous varaibles
research for increases stress?
charles 2011 - interviwed 200 undergrad in scot. found 12% experience anxiety link to fb. such reported stress deleting unwanting on fb, and pressure to be liked