Thesis: Violence and Mass Communication

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Effects of Exposure to Media Violence
to the Psychological Development of the High School Students of Bulacan State University- Laboratory High School

A Thesis Proposal
Presented to Ms. Marjorie Miguel
College of Arts and Letters
Bulacan State University

In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for Communication Arts II
For the Degree of Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication
Major in Broadcasting

By

Calara, Jerica Mae S.P.

Mendoza, Justine Mary Robert A.

Navalta, Erl Chak S.J.

Panti, Jeaneth D.P.

Villalon, Maria Neren E.

March 2012
BULACAN STATE UNIVERSITY
College of Arts and Letters
School Year 2011

March 22, 2012

Faculty of the College of Arts and Letters
College of Arts and Letters
Bulacan State University
Malolos Bulacan

To whom it may concern:

Greetings!

We, the Insiders from the freshmen of BA Mass Communication Major in broadcasting, are presenting our thesis proposal entitled “Effects of Exposure to Media Violence to the Psychological Development of the High School Students of Bulacan State University- Laboratory High School,” written by Jerica Mae S.P. Calara, Justine Mary Robert A. Mendoza, Erl Chak S.J. Navalta, Jeaneth D.P. Panti, and Ma. Neren E. Villalon, guided and mentored by the Communication Arts II professor, Ms. Marjorie Miguel.

This contains all the relevant information about media violence and its effects in the psychological development of an individual, particularly, the high school students of Bulacan State University.

Rest assured that all the information contained in this proposal are true and reliable to best of our knowledge and beliefs.

Yours truly,

__________________
Ma. Neren E.Villalon
Researcher

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

We would like to thank the Almighty Father for the blessing of wisdom, patience, and hardwork. We will forever offer all our sacrifices and efforts to Him and without Him, this would never be possible.

To our research adviser and mentor, Ms. Marjorie Miguel, we thank you for your guidance and understanding throughout the second semester, for you have taught us not only the lessons we need to learn in the school, but also the life lessons we have always needed. It is an honor to have you as our adviser.

To our loving section, BAMC-1A, this research paper served as our stepping stone in achieving success. Behind the ideas and lessons we put in are also values that we should acquire as future media practitioners of our generation. There are three more years ahead of us, and we hope to have a fruitful future ahead of us. Congratulations for finishing the first chapter of college life.

To our family, your support and love will be cherished forever, for without you, we would never achieve everything we have now.

“A hypocrite works only for himself, a man works for the benefit of others;
A good man works for the Lord…”

ABSTRACT

Title:
Effects of Exposure to Media Violence to the Psychological Development of the High School Students of Bulacan State University- Laboratory High School
Researchers:
Calara, Jerica Mae
Mendoza, Justine Mary Robert
Navalta, Erl Chak S.J.
Panti, Jeaneth D.P.
Villalon, Maria Neren E.
Research Adviser:
Ms. Marjorie Miguel

Due to the evolution of the fast-paced world, a more graphic violence is exhibited in media, which gravely affected the psychological development of the children and adolescents, causing them to acquire a more distinct and aggressive behavior towards other people.

OBJECTIVE
In this research, the group aims to provide sufficient information to educate people about the harms of exposure to media violence to the psychological development of an individual. This would only be possible if people would really understand how important it is to guide...
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