GEORGE COMSTOCK's scientific contributions

Publications (2)

Article
Intended to emphasize that, in many aspects, the evidence from the social and behavioral sciences on television and children is particularly pertinent to American children. Most of this research has been done in the US. For example, fewer than 5% of the 230 empirical studies of the effects of exposure to antisocial or prosocial television portrayal...
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A meta-analysis is performed on studies pertaining to the effect of television violence on aggressive behavior. Partitioning by research design, viewer attributes, treatment and exposure variables, and type of antisocial behavior, allows one to interpret computed effect sizes for each of the variables in the partitions. We find a positive and signi...

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... A study of 1000 participants that conducted the relationship between violent movies concluded a positive relationship between violent films with aggressive behaviour and aggressive feelings (Huesmann and Kirwil, 2007). Further research (Wood et al., 1991;Paik and Comstock, 1994;Strasburger, 2004) evidence that aggressive behaviour increases after watching films with violent content amongst young people. Netflix also mentioned that during the lockdown period, most individuals watched horror and violent movies more than other times (Vahdati, 2020). ...
... Moreover, the weakening of the old socializing social institutions such as the family (Popenoe, 2008) and the community (Young, 1990) make the media a powerful socializing agent. Conway et al. (1981) found, for example, that exposure to news and political knowledge determines political attitudes to a much greater extent to other influences such as parents, gender, or education (see also Comstock & Paik, 1991;Scheufele & Nisbet, 2002). ...