The impact of the media on violence is an area of ongoing debate

Unit 1: Module 1 – M1 Assignment 2 Discussion

Assignment 2: Discussion—Violence in Media

The impact of the media on violence is an area of ongoing debate. This media includes, but is not limited to, video games, movies, and news reporting. The debate focuses on the way media influences or promotes the general acceptance of violent behavior in society, including the focus on long-term psychological effects that violent media may have on the development of children. One group may argue that violence in media needs to be censored while another group may argue that censorship is a means to mask other possible causes of violent behavior.

Using the Argosy University online library resources, select and read at least two peer-reviewed articles to support your position on media violence.

Respond to the following:

Describe the impact of multiple media on violence in society.


Examine whether violence in media promotes the normalization of aggression or facilitates a lack of empathy in children and perhaps even adults. Why or why not?


List any psychological or social theories that support your position.


Support your statements with scholarly references and appropriate examples.

Write your initial response in approximately 300 words. Apply APA standards to citation of sources.

By Week 1, Day 3, post your response to the appropriate Discussion Area. Through Week 1, Day 7, review and comment on at least two peers’ responses. Do you agree or disagree with their positions? Give reasons for your responses.

Grading Criteria and Rubric

Note: All discussion assignments in this course will be graded using a rubric. Download the discussion rubric and carefully read it to understand the expectations.

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