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Steve Stewart-Williams @SteveStuWill
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More evidence that we tend to overestimate the power of media: Movie smoking has little if any effect on teen smoking. psycnet.apa.org/doiLanding?doi…
Other examples...

1. Media images have little effect on body dissatisfaction or eating disorders. Largest effect: genes. Second largest: peer influence. christopherjferguson.com/Who%20Is%20the…
2. Media sex and violence has surprisingly little effect on real-world behaviour. looooker.com/wp-content/upl… link.springer.com/article/10.100…
3. Do violent video games make people more violent? Nope - if anything, it's the other way around. houstonchronicle.com/local/gray-mat… sciencedirect.com/science/articl…

Ban non-violent video games!
4. Do violent movies increase real-world violence? Nope – if anything, they do the reverse. interpersonalresearch.weebly.com/uploads/1/0/4/…

Ban non-violent movies!
5. Does pornography increase the incidence of sexual aggression? Nope – once again, if anything, it has the opposite effect. christopherjferguson.com/pornography.pdf

See psychologytoday.com/intl/blog/all-… for a user-friendly overview of the evidence.
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