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Media violence and aggression : science and ideology

Media violence and aggression : science and ideology

Author: Tom Grimes; James A Anderson; Lori A Bergen
Publisher: Thousand Oaks : Sage Publications, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Media Violence and Aggression: Science and Ideology provides a multimethod critique of the media violence/social aggression myth. It provides policy makers and students with information to understand why the media violence/social aggression hypothesis will not explain or predict how most people react to what they see and hear in the media. Authors Tom Grimes, James A. Anderson, and Lori Bergen take the reader  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Grimes, Tom, 1951-
Media violence and aggression.
Thousand Oaks : Sage Publications, ©2008
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Tom Grimes; James A Anderson; Lori A Bergen
ISBN: 9781412914406 141291440X 9781412914413 1412914418
OCLC Number: 123390925
Description: xi, 268 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Setting the stage: why this book is needed --
A short history of the concept of effects: the people who raised concerns about the media's putative effect on society --
The epistemology of media effects: the way different scholars view the world in which they live often predicts the initial approach they take to doing research --
The social scientific "theory" that never quite fit: why the media violence/social aggression theory isn't compatible with the rest of behavioral science theory (or with common sense) --
Is it just science? Or is it ideology as well? --
The world according to causationists: what the world would be like if the causationists were right --
The biggest cultural variable of all: the Child Careful! and watch out for the children --
The role of psychopathology in the media violence/aggression equation: a return to psychological and cultural conditionals as boundaries for assessing media effects --
The attempt to make an ideology a science: when well-meaning people try to "science-ize" an ideology, confusion and foggy thinking reign --
To legislate or not to legislate against media violence: what policy makers need to know --
References --
Responsibility: Tom Grimes, James A. Anderson, Lori Bergen.
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Counters the claim that media violence leads to widespread social aggression. This title argues that there are, indeed, media effects that derive from media violence, pornography, and other kinds of  Read more...


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"The authors take strong issue with the notion of convergence as it concerns media violence research and painstakingly examine the major pitfalls in extrapolating results from experimental settings Read more...

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