Master of Arts (MA)
Semester of Degree Completion
Norman S. Greer
This paper observes present violent activities and how there appears to be a correlation communicated through media and societal influences that we, as natural observers, have noticed affecting our youths. Over 3000 studies have attempted to prove that television, music, film, Internet, even video games, and news is the single cause of violence. This paper does not confirm evidence that any of the mediums are responsible for the violence in our youth alone. Instead this paper expresses a theory that convergence of all the mentioned mediums along with other societal factors contribute to the violence. This paper explores the possibility that by convergence all forms of the media contribute to the violence in our society and especially our youth.
Alldredge, Allan R., "The Convergence Theory: Causal Affects of Media Violence Communicated to Our Youth" (2001). Masters Theses. 1558.