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The amount of fictional violence depicted on television has created a “mean world syndrome,” where TV audiences exposed to increasing levels of violent programming create an “imagined world” of fear and paranoia that does not parallel real-life decreasing crime rates.  (Photo Illustration by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Study: TV Violence Linked To ‘Imagined’ Fears Of Real-Life US Crime

The amount of fictional violence depicted on television has created a “mean world syndrome,” where TV audiences exposed to increasing levels of violent programming create an “imagined world” of fear and paranoia that does not parallel real-life decreasing crime rates.

06/19/2014

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