Children, Adolescents, and Media Violence: A Critical Look at the Research / Edition 1

Children, Adolescents, and Media Violence: A Critical Look at the Research / Edition 1

by Steven J. Kirsh
     
 

Children, Adolescents, and Media Violence: A Critical Look at the Research offers the most complete overview available of the effects of media violence on children and adolescents from a developmental perspective. Written in an engaging style, this text examines theories and research through a developmental lens to make the effects of media violence on youthSee more details below

Overview

Children, Adolescents, and Media Violence: A Critical Look at the Research offers the most complete overview available of the effects of media violence on children and adolescents from a developmental perspective. Written in an engaging style, this text examines theories and research through a developmental lens to make the effects of media violence on youth more apparent as a function of age. This unique approach allows for identification of age-related gaps in the literature and helps students to become critical consumers of research literature.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761929765
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
01/28/2006
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 6.00(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Steven J. Kirsh is a Professor of Psychology at The State University of New York at Geneseo. During his youth, he reports spending many hours, and dollars, in the video arcades of Ann Arbor, Michigan. Professor Kirsh’s primary areas of research focus on the influence of violent media consumption on emotion recognition and social information processing. He has published Media and Youth: A Developmental Perspective (2010) and coauthored the most recent edition of Psychology for Living: Adjustment, Growth, and Behavior Today (2011), as well as numerous scientific articles and book chapters. Professor Kirsh currently teaches courses in the areas of child development, introductory psychology, research methods, and media violence.

Table of Contents

1There and back again : a media violence tale3
2Exposing the beast within : aggressive behaviour across development21
3Understanding the beast within : theories of aggressive behaviour47
4Dining on death and destruction : the how much and why of violent media consumption71
5Violent media and the need to feel strong and powerful95
6Watching the playful beast : sports violence and aggression115
7Violence-laden imagination : comic books, fiction, and toys139
8Animating the beast : cartoon violence159
9Listening to the beast : violence in music and music videos179
10Watching the beast : live-action television and movie violence201
11Playing with the beast : violent video games227
12Aggressive behaviour : risk and protective factors249
13The threat of media violence : assessing its magnitude and reducing its effects271
14Policy, violent entertainment, and youth297
15The good, the bad, and the ugly : effects of nonviolent media on children and adolescents325

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