PSY452 GCU Verbal and Physical Violence Non Experimental Design Paper


In 1978, Gerbner, Gross, Jackson-Beeck, Jeffries-Fox, and Signorielli defined violence as “The overt expression of physical force (with or without weapon) against self or other, compelling action against one’s will on pain of being hurt or killed, or actually hurting or killing. Must be plausible and credible; no idle threats, verbal abuse, or comic gestures with no credible violent consequences. May be intentional or accidental; violent accidents, catastrophes, acts of nature are included.”

For this assignment, you will watch three television shows and analyze them for verbal and physical violence portrayed in the show. Use the attached document “Non-Experimental Designs”, located under the course tab > course resources, to complete the first part of the assignment.

Then, in 250-500 words, do the following:

  1. Describe what you discovered in this content analysis.
  2. State the findings of your experiment. Explain how your experiment is reliable and/or valid.
  3. Identify any variables in your experiment.
  4. Copy and paste the Tally Sheet below at the end of your paper so it is included it in your study.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

Note: Please have an intro and a conclusion. With an intro, I need you to have a thesis statement. The essence of the paper must me made n the intro. For instance, you could put, “the purpose of this paper is…” With the conclusion, I want you to have the overall purpose of the paper. Finish off strong. I would like for you to attain resources from the GCU library. I will provide you with necessary information. Also, please look at the document below. Complete the questions in the document as asked.