Assignment: Masters Level, APA Format,
How does the media shape societys viewpoint of mass violence?
What are the similarities and differences between the two school disasters with regard to the mindset of the attackers?
Are school children safer now than they were then? Explain your answer.
Is media overstating school violence or creating copycat events? Why, or why not?
Does media contribute to stereotypes of crime? Explain your rationale.
How has the explosion of social media and 24-hour news coverage impacted our perceptions of violence vs. the impact of more traditional radio and television news coverage? Provide an exampleDudukovic and Knowlton (2006), we predicted that remember responses would be associated with memory for these two contextual details better than chance. We further predicted that familiarity responses would be asso- ciated with chance levels of memory for incidental details. The effects of value on contextual detail retrieval have received considerably less research, thus two competing hypotheses were considered. We hypothesized that recog- nized high-value items would also be associated with bet- ter memory for details than recognized low-value items, which would suggest that value enhances binding of con- textual elements to items in memory. Alternatively, it may be that value leads learners to selectively focus on the item, thus impairing memory of extraneous contextual details.
Participants Data from 46 UCLA undergraduate students were col-
lected for this experiment. Data from two participants were excluded from analysis because they scored over two standard deviations above the mean on their remem- bering false-alarm rate, leaving a final sample size of 44. Participants included 34 women and 10 men, with a mean age of 20.8 years (SD = 2.21, range = 1831). All partici- pants reported that they did not have any type of color- blindness. We did not assess their English fluency or whether they participated in Experiments 1 and 2. How- ever, because this experiment was run in a different aca- demic quarter, it is highly unlikely that there was any overlap of participants. The participants completed the study for course credit, and the study was completed in accordance with UCLAs Institutional Review Board.