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The Real Housewives of Cultivated Aggression: How Docusoap Viewing Correlates with Negative Behavior Open Access

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Through the use of surveys, this study aimed to examine the correlation between The Real Housewives reality television show (TRH) viewing and the approval of verbal and physical aggression, with the hypotheses that viewing will positively correlate with the approval of verbal and physical aggression for women. The issue is not how much television we are consuming, but what the consequences of this are. Participants in the survey were asked to rate their approval of verbal and physical aggression in response to prompts taken from TRH. After the prompts, participants were asked to respond to general belief questions relating to verbal and physical aggression. The findings suggested there to be weak to no correlations between the variables. This paper concludes with a discussion of the implications and suggestions for future research.

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