the superficial aspects

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evergreenhomeland

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Chinese
Hello everyone:

How to understand "the superficial aspects" in following sentences? does it mean "The scenes are louder and involve movements"?

Suppose, for example, that violent television scenes are louder and involve more movement than do most non-violent scenes. in that case the violent and the superficial aspects of the scenes are confounded. The research is unable to specify which factor uniquely produces aggressive behavior.

The source is from Chapter 2 of the book Psychology and Life(18th Edition) by Richard J.Gerrig and Philip G.Zimbardo.
Thanks in advance

 
  • velisarius

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    British English (Sussex)
    > does it mean "The scenes are louder and involve movements"?

    The superficial aspects in the example would be any other aspects, apart from the violence, such as loudness and more movement.
     
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