How Fantasy Becomes Reality Seeing Through Media Influence

ISBN-10: 0195372085

ISBN-13: 9780195372083

Edition: 2009

Authors: Karen E. Dill
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Description: It is a widely-held belief that because we understand that mass media stories are fantasies, they cannot affect our realities. This book argues against that premise by presenting research and theory in social psychology from a number of relevant areas that demonstrates the power of media to alter our realities. The areas covered include media violence, gender and racial stereotyping, social identity, sexualization, health, consumerism, beauty, domestic violence, and politics. The book also addresses why we resist believing that media affect us and what we can do to move from the passenger's seat to the drivers seat as media consumers.

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Book details

List price: $31.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/3/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 320
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

Media Psychology
Fantasy and Reality: A Primer on Media and Social Construction
Challenges and Opportunities of Growing Up in a Media-Saturated World
Issues and Controversies in the Social Psychology of Mass Media
Media Violence: Scholarship Versus Salesmanship
Seeing Through and Seeing Beyond Media Visions of Race and Gender
Issues in Media and Social Learning: Rap Music, Beauty and Domestic Violence
The Social Psychology of Media Influence
Advertising, Consumerism, and Health
Get with the Programming: Media Messages About Who You Are
The Social Psychology of Political Coverage
Redefining Freedom in a Media-Rich Landscape
From the Passenger's Seat to the Driver's Seat
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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