Mass Media Effects Research: Advances Through Meta-Analysis

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2006-08-29
  • Publisher: Routledge

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This distinctive collection offers a unique set of meta-analyses covering the breadth of media effects research. Editor Ray G. Preiss and his colleagues brought together an all-star list of contributors for this collection. Organized by theories, outcomes, and mass media campaigns, the chapters included here offer important insights on what current social science research reveals about effects, addressing such topics as: *the effects of advertising on children and adolescents; *the effects of pornography; *violent video games and aggression; and *media use and political involvement. The final section features thought-provoking commentary from leading theorists. Making a significant and singular contribution to the current media effects literature, Mass Media Effects Research is an essential resource volume for students, researchers, and graduate students in media effects, media psychology, and mass communication and society.

Table of Contents

Preface ix
1 Traditions of Mass Media Theory and Research
Jennings Bryant and R. Glenn Cummins
2 Media, Messages, and Meta-Analysis
Mike Allen and Raymond W. Preiss
3 Wherefore Art Thou Mass Media Theory?
Mike Allen and Mary K. Casey
4 Effects of Agenda Setting
Wayne Wanta and Salma Ghanem
5 Media Priming: A Meta-Analysis
David R. Roskos-Ewoldsen, Mark R. Klinger, and Beverly Roskos-Ewoldsen
6 The Third-Person Effect: A Meta-Analysis of the Perceptual Hypothesis
Bryant Paul, Michael B. Salwen, and Michel Dupagne
7 The Selective Exposure Hypothesis and Media Choice Processes
Dave D'Alessio and Mike Allen
8 Meta-Analysis of Television's Impact on Special Populations
Robert Abelman, Carolyn A. Lin, and David J. Atkin
9 "And Miles to Go....": Reflections on the Past and Future of Mass Media Effects Research
Robin I. Nabi
10 Effects of Media Violence on Viewers' Aggression in Unconstrained Social Interaction 145(24)
P. Niels Christensen and Wendy Wood
11 The Effects of Advertising on Children and Adolescents: A Meta-Analysis 169(12)
Roger Desmond and Rod Carveth
12 Effects of Sexually Explicit Media 181(18)
Norbert Mundorf, Mike Allen, David D'Alessio, and Tara Emmers-Sommer
13 Effects of Gender Stereotyping on Socialization 199(16)
Patricia Oppliger
14 Enjoyment of Mediated Horror and Violence: A Meta-Analysis 215(30)
Cynthia A. Hoffner and Kenneth J. Levine
15 Violent Video Games and Aggression: Why Can't We Find Effects? 245(18)
John L. Sherry
16 Effects of Music 263(18)
Mike Allen, Jennifer Herrett-Skjellum, Jill Jorgenson, Michael R. Kramer, Daniel J. Ryan, and Lindsay Timmerman
17 Positive Effects of Television on Children's Social Interaction: A Meta-Analysis 281(20)
Marie-Louise Mares and Emory H. Woodard
18 Parasocial Relationships and Television: A Meta-Analysis of the Effects 301(14)
Edward Schiappa, Mike Allen, and Peter B. Gregg
19 Many Faces of Media Effects 315(12)
Tae-Seop Lim and Sang Yeon Kim
20 Meta-Analyses of Mediated Health Campaigns 327(18)
Leslie B. Snyder
21 An Analysis of Media Health Campaigns for Children and Adolescents: Do They Work? 345(18)
Lisa Mullikin Parcell, Jae Kwon, Dorina Miron, and Jennings Bryant
22 The Impact of Earvin "Magic" Johnson's HIV-Positive Announcement 363(14)
Mary K. Casey, Mike Allen, Tara Emmers-Sommer, Erin Sahlstein, Dan DeGooyer, Alaina M. Winters, Amy Elisabeth Wagner, and Tim Dun
23 Media Use and Political Involvement 377(14)
Barry A. Hollander
24 Mass Media and Voter Turnout 391(24)
Dorina Miron and Jennings Bryant
25 The Spiral of Silence: A Meta-Analysis and Its Impact 415(14)
James Shanahan, Carroll Glynn, and Andrew Hayes
26 On the Role of Newspaper Ownership on Bias in Presidential Campaign Coverage by Newspapers 429(26)
Dave D'Alessio and Mike Allen
27 What's in a Meta-Analysis 455(12)
Michael Pfau
28 Meta-Analysis: Demonstrating the Power of Mass Communication 467(22)
Elisabeth Perse
29 The Challenge of Media Effects for Teaching and Policy 489(16)
Mike Allen, Raymond G. Preiss, and Nancy Burrell
Author Index 505(20)
Subject Index 525(2)
Author Biographies 527

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