Step 1: Overview
Read this summary of research compiled by the APA (American Psychological Association) on Violence and the Media. As you read, create a T-Chart. On one side, list evidence for the view that yes, there IS a link between watching/playing violent media and increased aggressive behavior. On the other side, list evidence for the view that no, there IS NOT a link between watching/playing violent media and increased aggressive behavior.
Step 2: Dig Deeper
Okay, now you need to read one more piece about this. Continue adding to your T-Chart. This will be the basis of discussion on Friday, and will be necessary to answer a long-response question on the quiz. Consider choosing from this list, or find your own!
When you are done reading your chosen article, answer the following questions in complete paragraphs.
This is part of your assessment grade for this unit, and counts as a QUIZ GRADE! Take your time and think carefully. I will be looking for complex and careful thinking here.
At the top of the page, list your name and the title of the second article you read.
HOMEWORK: Finish 4 Aggression paragraphs above. Share with Lori BEFORE the end of class on FRIDAY.
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.