The Copycat Effect: How the Media and Popular Culture Trigger the Mayhem in Tomorrow's Headlines
Simon and Schuster, 14 sept. 2004 - 320 pages
VIOLENCE BEGETS VIOLENCE BEGETS VIOLENCE...
A disturbed student shoots up his classroom -- and suddenly a wave of mass murder is sweeping through our nation's schools. A young child is taken from her home -- and for months afterward child abductions are frantically reported on an almost daily basis. A surfer is attacked by a shark -- and the public spends an entire summer fearing an onslaught of the deadly underwater predators. Why do the terrible events we see in the media always seem to lead to more of the same?
Noted author and cultural behaviorist Loren Coleman explores how the media's over-saturated coverage of murders, suicides, and deadly tragedies makes an impact on our society. This is The Copycat Effect -- the phenomenon through which violent events spawn violence of the same type.
From recognizing the emerging patterns of the Copycat Effect, to how we can deal with and counteract its consequences as individuals and as a culture, Loren Coleman has uncovered a tragic flaw of the information age -- a flaw which must be corrected before the next ripples of violence spread.
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THE COPYCAT EFFECT: How the Media and Popular Culture Trigger the Mayhem in Tomorrow's HeadlinesAvis d'utilisateur - Kirkus
Single-minded examination of how violent and tragic behaviors tend to replicate themselves in our ultra-connected society. Social scientist Coleman has specialized in the phenomenon known as the ... Consulter l'avis complet
The copycat effect: how the media and popular culture trigger the mayhem in tomorrow's headlinesAvis d'utilisateur - Not Available - Book Verdict
Coleman (Bigfoot!: The True Story of Apes in America ) discusses the tendency for people to imitate behaviors or events they see and how the mass media, which can demonstrably affect people's behavior ... Consulter l'avis complet
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