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SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH 2
Social Science Research
Ferguson, C. J., & Beresin, E. (2017). Social science's curious war with pop culture and how it
was lost: The media violence debate and the risks it holds for social science. Preventive
medicine, 99, 69-76.
This research is a study focusing on the likely or potential influence that media violence
may have on societal violence as well as aggression. This is, in particular, looking at the youth.
With regards to the different studies and research done on the topic, this paper is a review of the
recent studies conducted within this context. It brings into consideration the perspective of
professional organizations regarding violent media and societal violence with a special link
towards studies that accuse these professionals of evidence distortion and failure to offer the
public the nature of inconsistency with this area. Looking at the findings of this review, there
were three sections that were majorly highlighted. First, the study talks about hypodermic needle
models. This section implies that there is a great variation between the theories of media effects
and this acts as a key agent of use towards particular motivational ends. The hypodermic needle
models are a concept that implies that the media is responsible for injecting behaviors into
viewers. Secondly, the section ‘professional guild policy statements offer another point of view
of the findings. Here it is pointed out that individuals must understand that not all researchers
within the area of media violence have made a conclusion that there is a link between societal
violence and media violence. Thirdly, the paper includes a section titled ‘Implications of policy
statements for child/adolescent practitioners’. Within the section, a critique has been directed
towards policy statements provided by professional organizations in the industry. According to
this section, the statements have crucial implications when it comes to practitioners. With these
statements, there tends to be special guidance of professional care, in addition to the advice

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Running Head: SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH Social Science Research Name Course Tutor Date SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH 2 Social Science Research Ferguson, C. J., & Beresin, E. (2017). Social science's curious war with pop culture and how it was lost: The media violence debate and the risks it holds for social science. Preventive medicine, 99, 69-76. This research is a study focusing on the likely or potential influence that media violence may have on societal violence as well as aggression. This is, in particular, looking at the youth. With regards to the different studies and research done on the topic, this paper is a review of the recent studies conducted within this context. It brings into consideration the perspective of professional organizations regarding violent media and societal violence with a special link towards studies that accuse these professionals of evidence distortion and ...
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