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Long-term Influences of Horror and Scary Movies in Child Development

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  1. Long-term Influences of Horror and Scary Movies in Child Development Presented by: Stacy Haitsuka Todd Hashimoto Jerry Ishibashi COM 436 – S’02

  2. What Makes Horror and Scary Movies so Attractive? • Extraordinarily terrifying • Fantasy, illusion & make-believe • Terror, fear, despair & dark suspense • Amusement & entertainment

  3. Cultivation Effect Children see the world as a horrible place Children confuse make- believe with reality Desensitization towards violence More = less Increase in aggressive behavior How do movies influence our development from childhood to adulthood?

  4. The Significance of FEAR • Causes anxiety, depression, & posttraumatic stress • Ages 1 – 7 years • Ages 8 – 13 year • Problems sleeping • Resulting behaviors

  5. Categories of Phobia-producing Stimuli • Animals • Environmental • Injury • Situational • Disturbing sounds • Distorted faces

  6. The End* *sources will be included in our group paper