Format and structure of the Literature Report

The title of the Literature Report is:

Using Levels of Analysis to Understand the Influence of Violent Media on Aggression

Introduction

(15% approximately

170 words)

Provide a brief explanation of the ‘levels of analysis’ framework used in psychology to view and

Understand human behaviour. You do not have to relate this part to the effects of media violence.

Conclude your introduction with how the levels of analysis framework can be used to understand the

Effects of media violence on aggression.

Overview of findings on the effects of media violence on aggression

(25% approximately 280 words)

Summarise the influence of media violence on aggression to demonstrate how well you have

understood the prescribed literature.

Here you will cover how the following influences have been explained in the prescribed literature:

1) Active versus passive media (i.e. TV and movie violence versus video game violence)

2) Short and long term effects; and

3) Subtle effects of media violence.

Make sure you reference the relevant prescribed readings for each point.

Levels of Analysis Framework

This is an important section of your Literature Report – it is worth 35% approximately

380 words). Use

the headings in italics and follow the instructions.

Biological Level of Analysis

Explain what the biological level is. Provide an example from the readings to demonstrate your

understanding of this level and a reason (rationale) why the example you have chosen matches this

level.

 

Psychological Level of Analysis

Explain what the psychological level is. Provide an example from the readings to demonstrate your

understanding of this level and a reason (rationale) why the example you have chosen matches this

level.

Environmental / Social Level of Analysis

Explain what the environmental / social level is. Provide an example from the readings to demonstrate

your understanding of this level and a reason (rationale) why the example you have chosen matches

this level.

Format and structure of the Literature Report

The title of the Literature Report is:

Using Levels of Analysis to Understand the Influence of Violent Media on Aggression.

 

Conclusion (15% approximately

170 words)

Based on the evidence from the prescribed literature you have presented above, write a conclusion on

how the levels of analysis framework can be used to understand the influence of media violence on

aggression.

Reflection (this not included in the word count, but must be thoughtfully completed this

is part of the

15% for the Conclusion).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An example of using the Levels of Analysis Framework

The term ‘levels of analysis’ indicates that there are different ways, or different levels, of understanding

human behaviour. Refer to your textbook: pages 11 – 12 and 23 – 25 (2013 edition) or pages 4 – 5 and

18 20

(2010 edition), for a description of the following three ‘levels of analysis’: biological,

psychological and environmental / social. Use below links that you need it for the literature review.

 

TextBook Links:

Page 11:

http://online.vitalsource.com/books/9781121931695/page/15

Page 12:

http://online.vitalsource.com/books/9781121931695/page/16

Page 23:

http://online.vitalsource.com/books/9781121931695/page/27

Page 24:

http://online.vitalsource.com/books/9781121931695/page/28

Page 25:

http://online.vitalsource.com/books/9781121931695/page/29

Page 4:

http://online.vitalsource.com/books/9781121931695/page/8

Page 5:

http://online.vitalsource.com/books/9781121931695/page/9

Page 18:

http://online.vitalsource.com/books/9781121931695/page/22

Page 19:

http://online.vitalsource.com/books/9781121931695/page/19

 

 

 

 

Notes:

 

 

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  • Note: The word count for this assignment is a maximum of 1,000 words. This word count does

not include the prescribed headings and the reference list. Intext

references are included in the

word count.