Gerbner, George. Gerbner, C.J. Ross, & E. Zigler (Eds.), Child abuse: An agenda for .. La teoría de cultivo. o enemigos del público?. essence of George Gerbner’s theory of “cultivation. Así, la teoría del cultivo, la teoría de la persuasión narrativa, la teoría del entretenimiento y la del contacto. Formulada en los años sesenta del siglo xx a partir de los estudios realizados por george gerbner, junto a sus colaboradores, la teoría del cultivo establece que.

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We very briefly covered Cultivation Theory in an earlier post, give it a read if you are looking for a quick summary, otherwise keep reading for the super-longwinded version….

Journal of Communication, 26, Cultivation theory states that high frequency viewers of television are more susceptible to media messages and the belief that they are real and valid. Heavy viewers are exposed to more violence and therefore are affected by teotia Mean World Syndrome, the belief that the world is a far worse and dangerous place then it actually is.

Cultivation research is one that studies media effects in my opinion one of the most controversial areas of media research.


Cultivation theorists posit that television viewing can have long-term effects that gradually affect the audience. Their primary focus falls on the effects of viewing in the attitudes of the viewer as opposed to created behavior.

The theory suggests that prolonged watching of television can tend to induce a certain paradigm about violence in the world. Theorists break down the effects of cultivation into two distinct levels: The theory suggests that this cultivation of attitudes is based on attitudes already present in our society and that the media take those attitudes which are already present and re-present them bundled in a different packaging to their audiences.

One of the main tenets of the theory is that television and media cultivate the status quo, they do not challenge it. Many times the viewer is unaware the extent to which they absorb media, many times viewing themselves as moderate viewers when, in fact, they are heavy viewers. The theory suggests that television and media possess a small but significant influence on the attitudes and beliefs of society about society. Those who absorb more media are those we are more influenced.

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Theorists of this persuasion are best known for their study of television violence, a hotly debated, and beaten to death topic. However, there are many studies that expand beyond the study of violence xultivo cover gender, demographics, cultural representations, and political attitudes among many others.


The delta between those considered to be light viewers and heavy viewers is called the cultivation differential. This describes the extent to which an dwl on a gerner topic is shaped by exposure to television. In a nutshell, heavy viewing of television and the associated violence think: Croom Helm Condry, John The Psychology of Television.

Lawrence Erlbaum Dominick, Joseph R. The Dynamics of Mass Communication. McGraw-Hill Evra, Judith van Television and Child Development. Lawrence Erlbaum Livingstone, Sonia Making Sense of Television.

Communication Models for the Study of Mass Communication. Journal of Communication, 26 2 The Demonstration of Power: Journal of Communication, 29 10 A Humanistic Critique and Suggestion.

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