GENERAL DISCUSSION (WHAT
DOES IT ALL MEAN?)
In Part III we summarize and discuss our new findings and their implications for several key issues. Chapter 8 focuses on the new findings and how they relate to a host of theoretical issues. Chapter 9 discusses the magnitude of media violence effects, catharsis (venting) ideas that abound in popular culture, and a host of public policy questions. Chapter 10 offers a brief summary of implications for parents and for future public policy debates in this area.