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Psychology of the media

Author: David Giles
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
Series: Palgrave insights in psychology.
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From body image to social networking, the media has a huge influence on how we view ourselves and others. In this text, the author explores our relationship with the media, looking at the effects of advertising, celebrity worship, and media influence on violent behaviour. With coverage of media violence, celebrity culture and online behaviour, it is designed to help us to evaluate the full reach of the media in our  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Giles
ISBN: 9780230249868 0230249868
OCLC Number: 502031117
Description: viii, 230 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: Introduction to Media Psychology. History of the mass media ; Ways of thinking about psychology and the media --
Media Influences on Social Behaviour. Media influences on prosocial and antisocial behaviour ; Persuasion and advertising ; Body image, eating disorders and the media --
The Audience. Parasocial Interaction ; Celebrity and fandom ; Audience participation media --
The Mediated Social World. Framing and the psychology of news influence ; Developmental psychology and the media --
New Media. Psychology and the Internet ; Psychological issues in new media.
Series Title: Palgrave insights in psychology.
Responsibility: David Giles.

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