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Does watching violent TV as a child increase aggressive behavior in adulthood?

Asked at the downtown post office, 645 Vt. on March 11, 2003

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“Yeah, because you do observational learning as a kid. If your father is dominant with your mother, you tend to be more dominant with women later.”

“I think a steady diet would probably have some effect. Psychologists tend to disagree on it, however.”

“I think it definitely does — for children more than adults. Any time children sit around and are not active … they get more aggressive because all that energy is pent up.”

“No. I’ve watched it all my life, and I’m not aggressive. I think it’s a lot of psychological hooey. It’s all up to the parents. Parents teach them to be aggressive, not TV.”

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