In the Article Violence, sex, and dreams the Author reviews Evidence that the media does not stop influencing your thoughts when you go to sleep. The article goes over all preset evidence on media influence in our subconscious.
Effects of Media Exposure On Dreams
Recent studies suggest that you are 13 times more likely to have violent dreams of you watching violent media within 90 minutes of falling asleep. Those viewing sexual media were also at an increased risk of invading their dreams. The study of more than 1,000 Turkish residents also found that the more violent content they reported consuming regularly, the more often they said they had violent dreams.
All participants were asked whether they had viewed violent or sexual media content within 90 minutes of going to bed the night before the study and whether they had any violent or sexual dreams that night. Slightly less than half of the participants reported consuming violent media before bed that night, and less than one-quarter reported exposure to sexual media content. Whether they had consumed violent or sexual media content was not associated with whether they dreamed that night.
With This study being conducted in a country where media content is filtered, I can only imagine how the numbers would defer in the united states, which brings me to my next point. If you take the population of California and Texas, you get an area around the same size as turkey and roughly the same people. If you compare the crime rates in the two, turkey is significantly lower than Texas and California. Perhaps it’s the media content? Or maybe it’s the culture.
A child exposed to violence for long periods might become less sensitive to the pain and suffering of others. Children may be more fearful of the world around them. T...