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)

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

Read More

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >