Consequences of Media Violence
I.    Introduction
A.    Opening Statement
1.    Problem Statementss
B.    Thesis Statement
II.    Body Paragraph 1
A.    Supporting Evidence
1.    Statement of Theories
a.    Hypodermic Needle Theory
b.    Media Cultivations Theory and Gratification Theory
2.    Explanation
a.    Statistical Analysis
3.    Deductions
III.    Body Paragraph 2
A.    Aggressive Scripts
a.    Supporting Evidence
B.    Explanation
C.    Deduction
IV.    Body Paragraph 3
A.    Aggressive Script(Refutation)
a.    Hypodermic Needle Theory
B.    Explanationss
C.    Deduction

V.    Body Paragraph 4
A.    Media Stimulus and Audience Response
a.    Gratification Theory
B.    Explanation
C.    Deduction
VI.    Body Paragraph 5
A.    Psychological Elements
a.    Gratification Theory
B.    Explanation
C.    Deduction
VII.    Body Paragraph 6
A.    Cognitive Behavior
a.    Gratification Theory and Media Cultivations Theory
b.    Cumulative Effects Model
B.    Explanation
C.    Deduction
VIII.    Body Paragraph 6
A.    Public Health Community
a.    Imperative Variable
B.    Explanation
C.    Deduction
IX.    Conclusion
A.    Concluding Statement
1.    Critical Summary
2.    Thesis Revised

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Integrate research findings that address the selected topic.
Discuss the key issues and controversies surrounding your selected topic.
Discuss multiple perspectives on the selected topic, so that the discussion is balanced and not one-sided.
Include a summary and analysis of the findings from the research.
Include any additional research that could be done in the future, and provide solutions that could be implemented in the present regarding your selected topic.
Consider the cognitive and behavioral implications might play a role in your selected topic.  What learning principles could factor into the topic?  What theories of

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Writing the Final Paper
The Final Paper:
Must be eight to ten double-spaced pages in length (excluding title and references pages), and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing

Must include a title page with the following:
Title of paper
Student’s name
Course name and number
Instructor’s name
Date submitted
Must begin with an introductory paragraph that has a succinct thesis statement.
Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought.
Must end with a conclusion that summarizes your research and reaffirms your thesis.
Must use at least five scholarly sources.
Must document all sources in APA style, as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
Must include a separate reference page, formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

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