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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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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