With this third edition of A Cognitive Psychology of Mass Communication, Richard Jackson Harris continues his examination of mass media's influences on our perceptions of ourselves and the world around us. Updates to this edition include the television shows, films, and telecommunications technologies that have developed throughout the 1990s, with particular consideration of computer-mediated communications such as the internet and the World Wide Web. Harris incorporates a wide variety of recent research studies into this edition and integrates theoretical perspectives more strongly throughout the book, with careful attention to the articulation of the cognitive. Real-world examples offer clear, relevant, and accessible demonstrations of the points discussed. Appropriate for coursework addressing mass communication and its effects. A Cognitive Psychology of Mass Communication provides a unique perspective on mass communication in today's society and enables us to see more clearly how our perceptions of our world can be created and influenced by mass media.