Children, Adolescents, and Media Violence : A Critical Look at the Research

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-08-08
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc
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This revised text provides updates that reflect new findings in the field of media violence research during childhood and adolescence. Throughout the book, special attention is paid to evaluating the role of developmental processes and to stressing the importance of methodology in understanding media violence research. Findings have been divided into two main areas: aggressive behavior and aggression-related constructs (e.g., emotions, cognitions, arousal) to help clarify media violence-related effects on youth.

Table of Contents

About the Author
Understanding Aggression
Media Violence: History and Key Issues
Concerns About Media Violence Throughout History
Aggressive Behavior and Aggression-Related Constructs
Answering Questions So New Questions Can Be Raised
Preview of Coming Attractions
Aggressive Behavior Across Development
Developmental Change in Aggression
Individual Variation in Aggressive Behavior
Sex Differences in Aggressive Behavior Across Development
Excessive Aggression in Youth
Theories of Aggression
Domain-Specific Theories of Aggression
Integrative Theory
Violent Media Consumption Across Childhood and Adolescence
Investigating Media Consumption Across Development
Patterns of General Media Consumption
What We Know About Violent Media Consumption
Reasons for Consuming Violent Media
Effects of Specific Forms of Violent Media on Youth
Can Youth Benefit From Violent Media Consumption?
Research Related to the Benefits of Media Violence Consumption
Sports Violence and Aggression
Aggression in Sport
Modeling Aggression and Its Consequences
Factors That Influence Imitative Behavior in Youth
Sports Violence and Aggression in Youth
Laying the Smackdown on Sports Entertainment
Comic Books, Literature, and War Toys
Comic Book Violence
Violence in Literature and Its Relationship to Aggression and Fear
War Toys and Aggression
Cartoon Violence
Cartoons: a Brief Historical Overview
Violence in Cartoons
Cartoon Violence and Aggression
Violence in Music and Music Videos
Historical Overview
Violent Lyrics
Backward Masking and Satanic Messages
The Effects of Music Violence on Aggression
Violent Music Videos and Aggression
Live-Action Television and Movie Violence
Violence in Movies
Violence on Television
Factors That Influence the Perception of Live-Action Violence
Television Violence and Aggressive Behavior
The Effect of Television Violence on Aggression-Related Constructs
Television Violence and Fear
The Effects of Violent Video Games and Internet Aggression on Youth
Characteristics of Violent Video Games
The Effects of Violent Video Games on Youth as a Function of Video Game Era and Game Type
Internet Aggression
Media Violence and the Concept of Risk
Aggression: Risk and Protective Factors
Beans and Aggression
Risk Factors for Aggression: Child Characteristics
Risk Factors for Aggression: Environmental Characteristics
Aggression: Protective Factors
On the Importance of Risk and Protective Factors in Media Violence Research
Media Violence Effects: Magnitude and Mitigation
Violent Media Effect Sizes in the Context of Other Risk Factors for Aggression
Moderators of Media Violence Effects
Which Media Have the Most Negative Impact on Youth?
Reducing the Effects of Media Violence Consumption Through Mediation
Media Violence and Public Policy
Legislating Media Violence: Is There Really a Need?
a Brief Look at Policy Making
Violent Media and Current Policy
Author Index
Subject Index
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