BYU study finds profanity link to aggression in teens

Profanity in media is linked to teen aggression, a recent study out of Brigham Young University found. Research shows that exposure to profanity directly relates to an individual's beliefs and behavior.

"We were really interested in how the media can influence your view about profanity," Laura Stockdale, a coauthor of the study, said. "So we looked at if [teens] think it is OK to use profanity, if [they] think that it's normal and appropriate, and then [their] actual profanity use and how [their] profanity use is related to aggressive behavior."

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