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Viewer characteristics, film context and habituation/desensitisation to filmed violence

Walter, Elizabeth J. 2007, Viewer characteristics, film context and habituation/desensitisation to filmed violence, D.Psych. (Forensic) thesis, School of Psychology, Deakin University.


Title Viewer characteristics, film context and habituation/desensitisation to filmed violence
Alternative title Criminal responsibility and mental health
Author Walter, Elizabeth J.
Institution Deakin University
School School of Psychology
Faculty Faculty of Health, Medicine, Nursing and Behavioural Sciences
Degree name D.Psych. (Forensic)
Date submitted 2007
Keyword(s) Violence in mass media - Psychological aspects
Conditioned response
Mentally ill offenders - Risk assessment
Summary This thesis comprises three studies aimed at examining viewers' responses to filmed violence. The first focused on habituation, the second desensitisation and the third compared the paradigms. Results indicated that several factors influence how an individual responds to filmed violence and provide some insight into the impact of repetitive exposure to media violence. The portfolio presents four case studies emphasising the difficulties for assessing risk and associated interventions in the client population of individuals found not guilty because of mental impairment. This as an area of fundamental discord between psychology and law.
Notes Degree conferred 2008.
Language eng
Description of original 2 v. ; 30 cm.
Dewey Decimal Classification 155.232
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30027270

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