Term of Award
Master of Science in Experimental Psychology (M.S.)
Document Type and Release Option
Thesis (restricted to Georgia Southern)
Department of Psychology
William D. McIntosh
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This study tested the hypothesis that lifetime media violence consumption, recent media violence consumption, and exposure to a violent video clip would increase physiological pain tolerance. Participants were asked to self-report their lifetime and recent media consumption and were then exposed to a violent or non-violent video clip. Results revealed that lifetime media violence consumption as well as exposure to a violent video significantly increased pain tolerance. Implications are discussed.
Gowgiel, Ashley A., "When the Movies Come to Life: Media Violence and Physiological Pain Response" (2010). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 449.