Movie Violence Desensitizes Youth

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Modern life provides much exposure to media and real life violence. Does this lead to desensitization emotionally and physically? College students were randomly assigned to view a series of violent or nonviolent high-action movie scenes. The researchers found cognitive and emotional empathy decreased in those watching higher levels of violence, compared to those viewing the non-violent movies, suggesting desensitization occurs.

PositiveTip: "The Lord examines both the righteous and the wicked. He hates those who love violence." Psalm 11:5 (NLT).