Media and Youth: A Developmental Perspective

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John Wiley & Sons, Feb 4, 2010 - Psychology - 328 pages
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Media & Youth: A Developmental Perspective provides a comprehensive review and critique of the research and theoretical literature related to media effects on infants, children, and adolescents, with a unique emphasis on development.
  • The only textbook to evaluate the role of development in media effects research, filling a gap in the subject of children and media
  • Multiple forms of media, including internet use, are discussed for a comprehensive view of the subject
  • Developmental points of interest are highlighted at the end of each section to reinforce the importance of development in media effects research
  • Children’s cognitive, social, and emotional abilities from pre-school to adolescence are integrated into the text for greater clarity
 

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Contents

Media in the Lives of Youth
1
Media Effect Theories
25
Media and Academic Effects
41
The Medical and Social Benefits of Media Use
63
Advertising Consumer Behavior and Youth
81
Media and Stereotyping
103
Media Influences on Obesity Body Image and Eating Disorders
126
The Role of Media in Alcohol Tobacco and Drug Use
149
Media and the Sexualization and Sexual Socialization of Youth
175
Violent Media Part 1 Comic Books Music and Video Games
193
Violent Media Part 2 Traditional Screen Media
213
Media Effects Magnitude Risk and Media Literacy
233
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Steven J. Kirsh is a Professor of Psychology at The State University of New York at Geneseo. Dr. Kirsh’s primary areas of research focus on the influence of violent media on emotion recognition and social information processing. He has published Children, Adolescents, and Media Violence: A Critical Look at the Research (2006), as well as numerous scientific articles and book chapters. 

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