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.
Heller MS, Polsky S. Television ViolenceGuidelines for Evaluation. Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1971;24(3):279-285. doi:10.1001/archpsyc.1971.01750090085013