"Some people wonder whether media psychology is even a legitimate field of scientific inquiry. This handbook should remove any doubt that it is. Karen Dill put together a star-studded cast of researchers to discuss the methods, theories, and findings in media psychology. This is an impressive volume that covers about every topic one can imagine, and in a rigorous fashion. This volume sits proudly on my shelf, and not just collecting dust either. I regularly use it in my research and teaching."
-- Brad J. Bushman, Ph.D., Professor of Communication and Psychology, The Ohio State University, and VU University, Amsterdam
"The Oxford Handbook of Media Psychology successfully integrates psychology and communication, drawing on the work of scholars in both fields. The book informs its readers about how behavior is affected by the media, especially by interactive and emerging technologies. Of particular interest were the lucid chapters on research methods and on video games." -- Dorothy G. Singer, Ph.D., Professor and Researcher, Edward Zigler Center in Child Development & Social Policy, Yale University
"This volume collects with precision essays from leading scholars on media psychology to present a comprehensive look at the foundations, history, methodology, contemporary issues facing the field... The book comprehensively covers classic areas of study for media scholars, including violence and sexuality, ethnic portrayals, and persuasion...This is a masterful volume that frames the field of study well. It will be a prominent volume in the 'Oxford Library of Psychology' series, highlighting the topic's increased importance within the social sciences. Summing up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduate, graduate, and research collections." -- N.D. Bowman, West Virginia University, CHOICE
"The strengths of [The Oxford Handbook of Media Psychology] lie in the essays that address the emerging questions about new media and the blurred boundaries of so-called reality. Each essay presents a large number of questions for future research." -Sarah A. Kass, PsycCRITIQUES