The audience uses the media to satisfy the needs and wants. It is used to consume views or political views.
Escapism-Avoid thinking about your own problems/doing a chore or avoiding people.
Social uses e.g. conversation with others – “Did you see……. last night?”
Relational uses, for example, sitting watching TV with a friend.
Psychologists argue media violence can act as catharsis for viewers, who watch violent acts and then feel as if their aggressive urges and less likely to happen for example if you do violent sports like boxing.