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Media violence and aggression : science and ideology

Author: Tom Grimes; James Arthur Anderson; Lori A Bergen
Publisher: London : Sage Publications, 2008
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Counters the claim that media violence leads to widespread social aggression. Dispelling this myth through a multiple-method analysis, this work argues that there are, indeed, media effects that derive from media violence, pornography, and other kinds of visual, cyberspace, and print based messages.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tom Grimes; James Arthur Anderson; Lori A Bergen
ISBN: 9781412914413 9781412914406 141291440X 1412914418
OCLC Number: 473941810
Description: xi, 268 s. : ill.
Contents: 1. Setting the Stage; 2. A Short History of the Concept of Effects; 3. The Epistemology of Media Effects; 4 The Social Scientific oTheoryo That Never Quite Fit; 5. Is it Just Science?; 6. The World According to Cautionists; 7. The Biggest Cultural Variable of All: The Child (Carefull And watch out for th children); 8. Understanding Psychopathology: A Return to the Conditionals; 9. ItAEs WhoAEs Watching, not WhatAEs Being Watched; 10. Convergence and Aggression, The Two Concepts That Explain Why.
Responsibility: Tom Grimes, James A. Anderson, Lori Bergen

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