Adolescents and the Media, An Issue of Adolescent Medicine Clinics

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2005-06-30
  • Publisher: Saunders

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The media rank as one of the most important and misunderstood influences on today's adolescents.  Violence, sex, drug use, eating disorders -- all have important roots in today's TV, movies, Internet, and music videos.  This volume will provide the reader with a state-of-the-art update on what is known about the influence of the media on teenagers in contemporary society.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. xiii
Adolescents and Media Violence: Six Crucial Issues for Practitionersp. 249
Adolescents, Sex, and the Media: Ooooo, Baby, Baby-a Q & Ap. 269
Body Image and Media Use Among Adolescentsp. 289
Pornography and Teenagers: The Importance of Individual Differencesp. 315
Alcohol in the Media: Content and Effects on Drinking Beliefs and Behaviors Among Youthp. 327
Smoking in Movies: Impact on Adolescent Smokingp. 345
Video Killed the Radio Star: The Effects of Music Videos on Adolescent Healthp. 371
Video Gamesp. 395
Adolescents and the Internetp. 413
Media Ratings for Movies, Music, Video Games, and Television: a Review of the Research and Recommendations for Improvementsp. 427
School Commercialism and Adolescent Healthp. 447
Adolescents and Media Literacyp. 463
Indexp. 481
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