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Event Details

Event Details

Providence University College Public Lecture Series
Tuesday March 12, 2013
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This series of seven free public lectures are designed to offer a free educational experience for the general public by Providence University College faculty.

The sixth lecture in the series, titled "The Effects of Media Violence on Children and Youth: Does Reel Violence Cause Real Violence?" will be given by Valerie Hiebert, Ph.D. (cand.), Assistant Professor of Sociology.

Lecture Description:

There is considerable public policy debate regarding the effects of media violence on children/youth, along with concerns voiced by educators and parents. Both the disciplines of Psychology and Sociology have given significant research attention to this issue over the past two decades. This lecture will overview the current theory and research of both film violence and video game violence effects, paying particular attention to the cognitive, emotional, and social impacts on children/youth.

About Valerie Hiebert:

Val Hiebert is currently completing her Ph.D. from the University of Essex, UK. A former Director of the Providence Theatre program, her interests in the ethics of consumption find expression both within and outside the classroom. An avid gardener and runner, Val and Jake (spouse) have recently become hobby sheep farmers.

About the Public Lecture Series:

For more information about the Public Lecture Series and an overview of all the lectures offered, please follow this link to read the press release.

Location: Eastman Education Centre, 385 Loewen Blvd E, Steinbach, MB
Contact: Dennis Hiebert
Phone: 204-433-7488 ext 272

10 College Crescent
Otterburne, Manitoba, Canada, R0A 1G0
Phone: (204) 433-7488 or (800) 668-7768
Fax: (204) 433-7158
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