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March 1971

Television ViolenceGuidelines for Evaluation

Author Affiliations

From Temple University, Unit in Law and Psychiatry, Philadelphia.

Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1971;24(3):279-285. doi:10.1001/archpsyc.1971.01750090085013

An analysis is presented of types, characteristics, and presentation of violence on television. Possible effects on the individual personality of the viewer, particularly the child, are discussed. Suggestions are given for evaluating television violence on the basis of its emotional impact rather than on changing social mores.