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Children, adolescents, and media violence :

by Kirsh, Steven J.
Edition statement:Second edition. Published by : SAGE Publications, (Thousand Oaks, Calif. :) Physical details: xix, 387 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm ISBN:9781412996433 (cloth); 1412996430 (cloth); 9781412996426 (pbk.); 1412996422 (pbk.). Year: 2012
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Books Books Children's Area WS 105.5.E9 K5677 (Browse shelf) 1 Available 3010010032

Includes bibliographical references (pages 324-362) and indexes.

pt. 1. Understanding aggression: Media violence : history and key issues -- Aggressive behavior across development -- Theories of aggression -- Violent media consumption across childhood and adolescence. -- pt. 2. Effects of specific forms of violent media on youth: Can youth benefit from violent media consumption? -- Sports violence and aggression -- Comic books, literature, and war toys -- Cartoon violence -- Violence in music and music videos -- Live-action television and movie violence -- The effects of violent video games and internet aggression on youth. -- pt. 3. Media violence and the concept of risk: Aggression: risk and protective factors -- Media violence effects: magnitude and mitigation -- Media violence and public policy.

This text on media violence and its effects on children and adolescents explores new findings and key topics such as Internet aggression, viewing violence in sports, and playing violent video games. The author evaluates the role of developmental processes in media violence research and stresses the importance of metholdology in understanding that research. This allows for identification of age-related gaps in the literature and helps students become cirtical consumers of research--from the publisher.

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