8. Donnerstein and Linz (1985)
The experiment: Divided groups of participants exposed to 10 hours of violent porn, non-violent porn, or R-rated “slasher” movies, plus a control group who saw nothing.
All participants then shown a documentary reenactment of a real rape trial, and then asked to assess the female victim.
Conclusion: Contradicts Zillmann and Bryant’s finding that even non-violent porn elicits trivialization of rape.
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