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Children, adolescents, and media violence : a critical look at the research

Author: Steven J Kirsh
Publisher: Thousand Oaks, Calif. : SAGE Publications, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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This text on media violence and its effects on children and adolescents explores new findings and key topics such as Internet aggression, viewing violence in sports, and playing violent video games. The author evaluates the role of developmental processes in media violence research and stresses the importance of metholdology in understanding that research. This allows for identification of age-related gaps in the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steven J Kirsh
ISBN: 9781412996433 1412996430 9781412996426 1412996422
OCLC Number: 707023058
Description: xix, 387 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Understanding aggression: Media violence : history and key issues --
Aggressive behavior across development --
Theories of aggression --
Violent media consumption across childhood and adolescence. --
pt. 2. Effects of specific forms of violent media on youth: Can youth benefit from violent media consumption? --
Sports violence and aggression --
Comic books, literature, and war toys --
Cartoon violence --
Violence in music and music videos --
Live-action television and movie violence --
The effects of violent video games and internet aggression on youth. --
pt. 3. Media violence and the concept of risk: Aggression: risk and protective factors --
Media violence effects: magnitude and mitigation --
Media violence and public policy.
Responsibility: Steven J. Kirsh.

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