Assignment 2: Aggression and Violence in the MediaDue
Week 8 and worth 180 points
Reflect on two to three (2-3) TV shows in which characters demonstrate
aggression or violence. Consider the context in which this aggression or
violence occurred and ways in which it can lead to desensitization.
Write a one to two (1-2) page paper in which you:
- Briefly describe at least one (1) episode of a television show in which you
observed aggression or violence.
- Identify the context in which the character(s) demonstrated aggression or
violence. Include the gender, age, and culture of the character(s) involved in
the aggressive or violent act(s).
- Discuss at least two (2) possible reasons why the selected TV episode
included aggression or violence. Provide a rationale for your response.
- Describe at least two (2) ways that media violence can cause desensitization
in people. Justify your response.
Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:
- Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch
margins on all sides. Check with your professor for any additional
- Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s
name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page is
not included in the required assignment page length.