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Do you think.... 2 years 1 month ago #100052

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Do you think that the widespread availability of movies with violence in them could lead to the de-sensitization of young people in this era?
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Do you think.... 2 years 1 month ago #100058

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Yes, definitely. Watching someone get murdered over and over in a realistic way will most likely lessen your reaction if you saw it in real life.
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Do you think.... 2 years 1 month ago #100064

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I think in some cases it could but I don't belive it's entirely due to the movies themselves.

And most of it does depend on the person watching it, how they were raised up, how their brain works. If they can distinguish between fiction and reality, then what happens is that they can get desensatized to the violence in movies. Not so much in real life just based on the movies. Take me for example, despite watching violent movies here and there, seeing a real life image or video of a horrific injury is still very hard for me. And I don't think I could get desensatized to violence that happens in the real world, because I know that people there are hurting and my empathy radar goes up. In a movie it's all staged by the crew to serve the story, so there's more comfort in that. For the desensatization of violence in movies to get translated to the desensatization of violence in real life, I belive there is more at play there than just violent movies.

Some movies that have tons of violence aren't made for young people in the first place, so if they end up seeing it then it is up to them how they interpret it. Some may be very shocked at the graphic content, some may get desensatized by the end of it. But the desensatization also takes into account if they are engaged with the story or the characters and keep watching for that, rather than simply not getting bothered by the violence. In some cases you can put it aside in order to fully engage with the story. A violent movie can have a purpose for that violence; maybe it's to get you to be more empathetic towards others, or to show history how it was, things like that.

But again, that's just my thoughts.
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SkeleBoy10 wrote:
I think in some cases it could but I don't belive it's entirely due to the movies themselves.

And most of it does depend on the person watching it, how they were raised up, how their brain works. If they can distinguish between fiction and reality, then what happens is that they can get desensatized to the violence in movies. Not so much in real life just based on the movies. Take me for example, despite watching violent movies here and there, seeing a real life image or video of a horrific injury is still very hard for me. And I don't think I could get desensatized to violence that happens in the real world, because I know that people there are hurting and my empathy radar goes up. In a movie it's all staged by the crew to serve the story, so there's more comfort in that. For the desensatization of violence in movies to get translated to the desensatization of violence in real life, I belive there is more at play there than just violent movies.

Some movies that have tons of violence aren't made for young people in the first place, so if they end up seeing it then it is up to them how they interpret it. Some may be very shocked at the graphic content, some may get desensatized by the end of it. But the desensatization also takes into account if they are engaged with the story or the characters and keep watching for that, rather than simply not getting bothered by the violence. In some cases you can put it aside in order to fully engage with the story. A violent movie can have a purpose for that violence; maybe it's to get you to be more empathetic towards others, or to show history how it was, things like that.

But again, that's just my thoughts.
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Do you think.... 2 years 4 weeks ago #100126

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Yes and No. I do believe that seeing violence repeatedly can contribute to desensitization ultimately causing it to be more likely for young people to carry out the same acts. However, I also believe that knowledge is power, and that everyone should have access to information, acted out or real. Violence happens in the world around us every day. From bombings to police brutality, it is important to be informed about the things that take place.

Now, I also believe that some people are less likely to be desensitized from seeing violence from movies. I truly believe that the environment you grew up in influences whether or whether not you would be sensitive to violence. Plus, movies are rated in a way to warn us about what we might see. If a teenager goes to see a movie that is obviously not rated for his/her age range, it just depends on how they interpret it.

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NovaLoves wrote:
Yes and No. I do believe that seeing violence repeatedly can contribute to desensitization ultimately causing it to be more likely for young people to carry out the same acts. However, I also believe that knowledge is power, and that everyone should have access to information, acted out or real. Violence happens in the world around us every day. From bombings to police brutality, it is important to be informed about the things that take place.

Now, I also believe that some people are less likely to be desensitized from seeing violence from movies. I truly believe that the environment you grew up in influences whether or whether not you would be sensitive to violence. Plus, movies are rated in a way to warn us about what we might see. If a teenager goes to see a movie that is obviously not rated for his/her age range, it just depends on how they interpret it.

just my opinion :P
I agree. I totally think that seeing violence often can lead to committing it yourself.
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Do you think.... 2 years 4 weeks ago #100155

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uhmelia wrote:
NovaLoves wrote:
Yes and No. I do believe that seeing violence repeatedly can contribute to desensitization ultimately causing it to be more likely for young people to carry out the same acts. However, I also believe that knowledge is power, and that everyone should have access to information, acted out or real. Violence happens in the world around us every day. From bombings to police brutality, it is important to be informed about the things that take place.

Now, I also believe that some people are less likely to be desensitized from seeing violence from movies. I truly believe that the environment you grew up in influences whether or whether not you would be sensitive to violence. Plus, movies are rated in a way to warn us about what we might see. If a teenager goes to see a movie that is obviously not rated for his/her age range, it just depends on how they interpret it.

just my opinion :P
I agree. I totally think that seeing violence often can lead to committing it yourself.
But there is no empirical evidence for that. This is something quite often said with little to no data or evidence to back it up, mostly because studies done into this have shown no correlation.
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Ok. Thanks for your replies.
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Do you think.... 1 year 10 months ago #101195

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ken10wil wrote:
uhmelia wrote:
NovaLoves wrote:
Yes and No. I do believe that seeing violence repeatedly can contribute to desensitization ultimately causing it to be more likely for young people to carry out the same acts. However, I also believe that knowledge is power, and that everyone should have access to information, acted out or real. Violence happens in the world around us every day. From bombings to police brutality, it is important to be informed about the things that take place.

Now, I also believe that some people are less likely to be desensitized from seeing violence from movies. I truly believe that the environment you grew up in influences whether or whether not you would be sensitive to violence. Plus, movies are rated in a way to warn us about what we might see. If a teenager goes to see a movie that is obviously not rated for his/her age range, it just depends on how they interpret it.

just my opinion :P
I agree. I totally think that seeing violence often can lead to committing it yourself.
But there is no empirical evidence for that. This is something quite often said with little to no data or evidence to back it up, mostly because studies done into this have shown no correlation.
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Do you think.... 1 year 10 months ago #101196

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BookwormJo wrote:
What do you think it means to be a man/boy?
This is entirely subjective.

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SGirven wrote:
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What do you think it means to be a man/boy?
This is entirely subjective.
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Do you think.... 1 year 10 months ago #101263

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BookwormJo wrote:
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BookwormJo wrote:
What do you think it means to be a man/boy?
This is entirely subjective.
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if you have the organs that make you male.
Don't let your body control you
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if you have the organs that make you male.
I found it funny when your bio thing says "don't let your body control you".
I already have said enough.
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Pyrrhic wrote:
chipiscute505 wrote:
if you have the organs that make you male.
I found it funny when your bio thing says "don't let your body control you".
I see where you're going for that sigh

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SGirven wrote:
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chipiscute505 wrote:
if you have the organs that make you male.
I found it funny when your bio thing says "don't let your body control you".
I see where you're going for that sigh
You changed it rip. Funny gone.
I already have said enough.
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Pyrrhic wrote:
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Pyrrhic wrote:
chipiscute505 wrote:
if you have the organs that make you male.
I found it funny when your bio thing says "don't let your body control you".
I see where you're going for that sigh
You changed it rip. Funny gone.
like it was funny in the first place

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SGirven wrote:
Pyrrhic wrote:
SGirven wrote:
Pyrrhic wrote:
chipiscute505 wrote:
if you have the organs that make you male.
I found it funny when your bio thing says "don't let your body control you".
I see where you're going for that sigh
You changed it rip. Funny gone.
like it was funny in the first place
shush, my humor is broken!!!
I already have said enough.
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Pyrrhic wrote:
chipiscute505 wrote:
if you have the organs that make you male.
I found it funny when your bio thing says "don't let your body control you".
lol
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