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A influência de filmes violentos em comportamento agressivo de crianças e adolescentes

Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 01/2000; DOI: 10.1590/S0102-79722000000100014
Source: DOAJ

ABSTRACT Teóricos da Aprendizagem Social salientam que as pessoas comportam-se de maneira similar a modelos que avaliam com alto status social ou de sucesso. Esta pesquisa foi realizada para avaliar a influência de filmes violentos em comportamento agressivo tanto de crianças como de adolescentes. O experimento I estudou 360 adolescentes, de ambos os sexos, em quatro grupos, um controle e três que tiveram seus comportamentos agressivos, medidos em jogo de futebol, após assistirem a filmes violentos, com e sem herói e não violento. O experimento II registrou os comportamentos agressivos de 160 crianças, dos dois sexos, em jogo de futebol, antes e após assistirem a filme violento e não violento. Os resultados mostraram que o comportamento agressivo das crianças e adolescentes do sexo masculino aumentou após assistirem a um filme violento, com herói, o mesmo não ocorreu com as mulheres. Porém, quando a violência refletiu abuso físico, psicológico ou sexual houve um aumento significativo do comportamento agressivo em adolescentes dos dois sexos. Essa última variável, apesar dos correlatos positivos com comportamento antisocial precisa ser melhor investigada.

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