Content Analysis GCU PSY 452 Experimental Psychology

In 1978, Gerbner, Gross, Jackson-Beeck, Jeffries-Fox, and Signorielli defined violence as ” The overt expression of physical force (with or without weapon) against self or other, compelling action against one’s will on pain of being hurt or killed, or actually hurting or killing. Must be plausible and credible; no idle threats, verbal abuse, or comic gestures with no credible violent consequences. May be intentional or accidental; violent accidents, catastrophes, acts of nature are included.”

For this assignment, you will wach three television shows and analyze them for verbal and physical violence portrayed in the show. Use the attached document “Content Analysis,” to complete the first part of the assignment.


Content Analysis GCU PSY 452 Experimental Psychology

Content Analysis GCU PSY 452 Experimental Psychology

Then, in 250-500 words, do the following:

  1. Describe what was discovered in this content analysis.
  2. State the findings of the study. Explain how the study is reliable and/or valid. Use the textbook to support your answer.
  3. Use the content categories from the tally sheet to explain how the three programs differ from each other in relation to violence.
  4. Copy and paste the tally sheet from “Content Analysis” below at the end of your paper so it is included it in your study.

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