Children, Adolescents, and Media Violence: A Critical Look at the Research / Edition 2

Children, Adolescents, and Media Violence: A Critical Look at the Research / Edition 2

by Steven J. Kirsh
     
 

ISBN-10: 1412996422

ISBN-13: 9781412996426

Pub. Date: 08/08/2011

Publisher: SAGE Publications

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…  See more details below

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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:
9781412996426
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
08/08/2011
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
408
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

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Table of Contents

Understanding Aggression
Chapter 1: There and Back Again: A Media Violence Tale
A Look Through the Violent Sands of Time
Evaluating the Evidence for Evil Influences
Aggressive Behavior and Aggression-Related Constructs
Answering Questions so New Questions Can be Raised
Preview of Coming Attractions
Summary
Chapter 2: Exposing The Beast Within: Aggressive Behavior Across Development
Normative Development and Individual Variation
The Developmental Pathway from Anger to Conflict to Aggression
Correlation
Individual Variation in Aggressive Behavior
Sex Differences in Aggressive Behavior across Development
Aggressive Behavior in the Context of Development
Excessive Aggression in Youth
Summary
Chapter 3: Understanding The Beast Within: Theories Of Aggressive Behavior
Understanding Theories
Theories of Aggression
Theories of Aggression and Developmental Considerations
Summary
Chapter 4: Dining On Death And Destruction: The How Much And Why Of Violent Media Consumption
Media Violence Consumption across Development
Patterns of Violent Media Consumption
Reasons for Consuming Violent Entertainment
The Importance of Understanding Why Youth Consume Violent Media
Violent Media Consumption as a Function of Development
Summary
Effects of Specific Forms of Violent Media on Youth
Chapter 5: Violent Media And The Need To Be Strong And Powerful
Historical Proponents of Media Violence
The So-Called Modern Day Benefits of Media Violence
Anecdotal Evidence: Is it Scientific?
Evaluating the Empirical Evidence Presented by Jones
A Final Dagger into the Heart of Sexy Vampire Slayers
Summary
Chapter 6: Watching The Playful Beast: Sports Violence And Aggression
Aggression in Modern Sport
There was no “Second Spitter” Hidden in a Grassy Knoll for Roberto Alomar
Modeling Aggression and Its Consequences
Laying the Smack Down on Sports Entertainment
Factors that Influence Imitative Behavior in Youth
Effects of Watching Aggressive Behavior on Youth Aggression During Sport
Summary
Chapter 7: Violence-Laden Imagination: Comic Books, Fiction, And Toys
Comic Book Violence
Violence in Literature and Youthful Fear and Aggression
War Toys and Aggression
Summary
Chapter 8: Animating The Beast: Cartoon Violence
Cartoons: A Brief Historical Overview
Violence in Cartoons
Cartoons and Aggressive Behavior: The Evidence
Summary
Chapter 9: Listening To The Beast: Violence In Music And Music Videos
Historical Overview
The Targets of Modern-Day Research on Music Violence
The Popularity of Music
The Lyrical Content of Heavy Metal and Rap
On Hearing things that Cannot Be Heard
Rockin’ and a Rollin’ and a Fightin’
Sex, Violence, and Video Tape
Summary
Chapter 10: Watching The Beast: Live-Action Television And Movie Violence
Violence on Television
Differences between Movies and Television
The Context of Aggression and its Importance to Television Violence
The Effects of Television Violence on Aggressive Behavior
The Effect of Television Violence on Aggression-Related Constructs
Desensitization
Summary
Chapter 11: Playing With The Beast: Violent Video Games
The Popularity of Violent Video Games
Teaching Kids to Kill
Video Game Eras and Video Game Violence
Types of Violent Video Games
The Effects of Violent Video Games on Youth as a Function of Video Game Era and Game Type
Summary
Media Violence and the Concept of Risk
Chapter 12: Risk And Protective Factors
Beans and Aggression
Child Characteristics that are Risk Factors for Aggression
Environmental Risk Factors
Protective Factors from Aggression
On the Importance of Risk and Protective Factors in Media Violence Research
Summary
Chapter 13: The Threat Of Media Violence: Assessing Its Magnitude And Reducing Its Effects
Sizing it all Up
Meta-Analysis
Video Games: The Baddest of the Bad?
Placing The Effect Sizes For Violent Media In The Context Of Other Risk Factors For Aggression
Media Violence Exposure and Moderators
Reducing the Effects of Media Violence Consumption Through Mediation
Summary
Chapter 14: Policy, Violent Entertainment, And Youth
Legislating Media Violence, Is There Really a Need?
A Brief Look at Policy Making
Violent Entertainment and Current Policy
Media Violence Policy: A Look to the Future
Summary
Nonviolent Media and Youth
Chapter 15: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly: The Effects Of Nonviolent Media On Children And Adolescents
Defining the Good, the Bad and the Ugly
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Summary

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