The Oxford Handbook of Media Psychology

The Oxford Handbook of Media Psychology

by Karen E. Dill (Editor)


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The Oxford Handbook of Media Psychology by Karen E. Dill

It is indisputable that media is by far the most common means by which human beings spend our free time in the modern world. However, the ubiquity of media in our lives brings with it advantages and disadvantages along with uncertainty: will increased dependence on media impair our social functioning, enhance it, or both?

The Oxford Handbook of Media Psychology explores facets of human behavior, thoughts, and feelings experienced in the context of media use and creation. Divided into six sections, chapters in this volume trace the history of media psychology; address content areas for media research, including children's media use, media violence and desensitization, sexual content, video game violence, and portrayals of race and gender; and cover psychological and physical effects of media such as serious games, games for health, technology addictions, and video games and attention. A section on meta-issues in media psychology brings together transportation theory, media psychophysiology, social influence in virtual worlds, and learning through persuasion. Other topics include the politics of media psychology, a lively debate about the future of media psychology methods, and the challenges and opportunities present in this interdisciplinary field.

Authored by top experts from psychology, communications, and related fields, this handbook presents a vibrant map of the field of media psychology.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199394821
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 05/16/2014
Series: Oxford Library of Psychology Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 576
Sales rank: 854,804
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Karen Dill, Ph.D., is the Director of the Media Psychology Doctoral Program at Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara, CA.

Table of Contents

Part One: Introduction and Overview

1. Introduction
Karen E. Dill

Part Two: History and Methods

2. Storytelling and Media: Narrative Models from Aristotle to Augmented Reality
Jean-Pierre Isbouts and Jason Ohler

3. Arguing for Media Psychology as a Distinct Field
Pamela Brown Rutledge

4. Media Psychology and Its History
Regina M. Tuma

5. Inside Media Psychology: The Story of an Emerging Discipline as Told by a Leading Journal
Ellen Baker Derwin and Janet de Merode

6. Media Literacy: History, Progress, and Future Hopes
Edward T. Arke

7. Research Methods, Design, and Statistics in Media Psychology
Sara Prot and Craig A. Anderson

8. Qualitative Research and Media Psychology
Donald E. Polkinghorne

Part Three: Issues and Media Types

9. Why It Is Hard To Believe That Media Violence Causes Aggression
L. Rowell Huesmann, Eric F. Dubow, and Grace Yang

10. Children's Media Use: A Positive Psychology Approach
Erik M. Gregory

11. The Role of Emotion in Media Use and Effects
Elly A. Konijn

12. Media Violence, Desensitization, and Psychological Engagement
Jeanne Funk Brockmyer

13. Sexual Media Practice: How Adolescents Select, Engage with, and Are Affected by Sexual Media
Autumn Shafer, Piotr Bobkowski, and Jane D. Brown

14. Race, Ethnicity, and the Media
Elizabeth Behm-Morawitz and Michelle Ortiz

15. Representations of Gender in the Media
Erica L. Scharrer

16. The Psychology Underlying Media-Based Persuasion
Robin L. Nabi and Emily Moyer-Gusé

Part Four: Interactive and Emerging Technologies

17. Social Influence in Virtual Environments
Jim Blascovich and Cade McCall

18. Active Video Games: Impacts and Research
Barbara Chamberlin and Ann Maloney

19. Serious Games: What Are They? What Do They Do? Why Should We Play Them?
Fran C. Blumberg, Debby E. Almonte, Jared S. Anthony, and Naoko Hashimoto

20. Video Game Violence
Barbara Krahé

21. Children, Adolescents, and the Internet: Are There Risks Online?
Ed Donnerstein

22. Pathological Technology Addictions: What is Scientifically Known and What Remains to be Learned
Douglas A. Gentile, Sarah M. Coyne, and Francesco Bricolo

23. Video Games and Attention
Robert West and Kira Bailey

Part Five: Meta Issues in Media Psychology

24. A General Framework for Media Psychology Scholarship
W. James Potter

25. Engaging with Stories and Characters: Learning, Persuasion, and Transportation into Narrative Worlds
Melanie C. Green and Karen E. Dill
26. The Political Narrative of Children's Media Research
Jeff J. McIntyre

27. Media Psychophysiology: The Brain and Beyond
Bruce D. Bartholow and Paul Bolls

28. Japanese Approach to Research on Psychological Effects of Use of Media
Akira Sakamoto

Part Six: Conclusions and Future Directions

29. Media Content Analysis: Qualitative Methods with a Text Analysis of The Oxford Handbook of Media Psychology
Michael R. Neal

30. Media Psychology: Past, Present, and Future
Karen E. Dill

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