Practically from the advent of television, there has been a persistent question about its influence on viewers, particularly young people. With the introduction of video games, that question was transferred to yet another form of media. You may have your own personal views about television and video games, but for this Assignment—or at least to start—set those views aside as you assume the role of a researcher analyzing effects of media on behavior.
You will write a research paper in which you apply theories of behavior modeling to explain positive or negative impacts of television and other media viewing on behavior.
Submit a 2- to 3-page paper that addresses the following:
Identify your position on the influence of television and other media viewing on behavior.
Present evidence from your own research examining current media. Use at least two other resources other than the course text (see the Handout) to support your position. Be sure to reference specific concepts such as behavior modeling in your explanation.
Based on theories of behavior modeling including: social cognitive theory, reciprocal determinism, behavior modeling, and related concepts, explain ideas and recommendations to strengthen the positive influence or to lessen the negative influence of television/media viewing.
Note: Support the responses within your Assignment with evidence from the assigned Learning Resources. Provide a reference list for resources you used for this Assignment.
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