Media and Youth A Developmental Perspective

ISBN-10: 1405179473

ISBN-13: 9781405179478

Edition: 2010

Authors: Steven J. Kirsh

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List price: $69.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 11/13/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 328
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.254
Language: English

Steven J. Kirsh is a Professor of Psychology at The State University of New York at Geneseo. During his youth, he reports spending many hours, and dollars, in the video arcades of Ann Arbor, Michigan. Professor Kirsh's primary areas of research focus on the influence of violent media consumption on emotion recognition and social information processing. He has published Media and Youth: A Developmental Perspective (2010) and coauthored the most recent edition of Psychology for Living: Adjustment, Growth, and Behavior Today (2011), as well as numerous scientific articles and book chapters. Professor Kirsh currently teaches courses in the areas of child development, introductory psychology, research methods, and media violence.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Media in the Lives of Youth
A Brief History of the Perceived Power of the Media
Investigating Media Effects Across Development
Media Ownership Across Development
Media in the Home
Media in the Bedroom
Media Consumption Across Development
Measuring Media Use
Media Use During Infancy, Toddlerhood, and Early Childhood
Media Consumption During Middle Childhood and Adolescence
Why Youth Consume Media
Uses and Gratifications Approach to Media Consumption
Self-Determination Theory
Additional Reasons for Media Consumption
Developmental Points of Interest
Media Effect Theories
Socialization and Theory
Hypodermic Needle or Magic Bullet Theory
Excitation Transfer
Cultivation Perspective
Priming
Social Learning and Social Cognitive Theory
Social Learning Theory
Social Cognitive Theory
Script Theory
Universal Media Model
Developmental Points of Interest
Media and Academic Effects
Is Media Consumption Detrimental to Academic Achievement?
Mechanisms Behind the Reduction Hypothesis
Research Linking Media Use and Academic Achievement
Evaluating Research on the Reduction and Stimulation Hypotheses
The Benefits of Educational Media
Televised Educational Media
Computer-Assisted Instruction
Music and Academic Achievement: Myth or Reality?
Developmental Points of Interest
The Medical and Social Benefits of Media Use
Pain Reduction Through Media-Based Distraction
Research on Infants
Research on Toddlers and Preschoolers
Research on Youth in Middle Childhood and Adolescence
Distraction Through Absorption and Flow
Pain and Video Games: A Prescription for Success?
Additional Medical Benefits of Video Game Play and Virtual Reality
The Behavioral Benefits of Prosocial Media
Cognitive Requirements Needed for Prosocial Learning
Research on Infants and Toddlers
Research on Preschoolers
Research on Youth in Middle Childhood and Adolescence
The Psychological Benefits of the Internet
Friendship
Well-Being and Social Self-Esteem
Identity Exploration
Developmental Points of Interest
Advertising, Consumer Behavior, and Youth
Consumer Behavior Across Development
Feeling Wants and Preferences
Nagging and Negotiations
Adventure and the First Purchase
Conformity and Fastidiousness
Consumer Behavior During Adolescence
Consumer Behavior and the Moderating Effect of Materialism
Advertisements That Target Youth
Characteristics of Advertisements Targeting Youth
Advertisements That Are Not Supposed to Target Youth but Most Likely Do
Research on Intended Cognitions
Research on Intended Emotions
Research on Intended Behavior
Developmental Points of Interest
Media and Stereotyping
The Nature of Stereotypes
Stereotypes in the Media That Youth Consume
Stereotypes in Literature
Stereotypes in Newspaper Comics
Stereotypes in Cartoons
Stereotypes in Educational Television and Computer Software
Stereotypes in Television Commercials
Stereotypes in Live-Action Television Programming
Stereotypes in Video Games
Stereotypes on the Internet
Effects of Stereotypes in the Media on Youth
Stereotyped Media and Gender
Racial Stereotypes
Developmental Points of Interest
Media Influences on Obesity, Body Image, and Eating Disorders
Media Consumption and Body Weight
Explaining Why Media Can Be Fattening
Parents, Media, and Obesity
Media and Obesity Stigma
Body Image and Media
Depictions of Body Image in the Media
Body Image Research
Thin-Ideal Media and Eating Disorders in Females
Lean Muscularity and Muscle Dysmorphia in Males
Developmental Points of Interest
The Role of Media in Alcohol, Tobacco, and Drug Use
Prevalence of Cigarette, Alcohol, and Drug (CAD) Use Across Development
Outcomes Associated With Adolescent CAD Use
Health Risks
Gateway Hypothesis of Drug Use
Addiction
Perceptions of CAD Use
Prevalence of Substance Use in the Media
Advertisements
Media-Based Story Lines in the Movies and on TV
Music
Video Games
Websites
Effects of Substance Use in the Media
Research During Early Childhood
Research During Middle Childhood
Research During Adolescence
Developmental Points of Interest
Media and the Sexualization and Sexual Socialization of Youth
Sexualization and Sexual Socialization
Sexual Media
Sexual Content Observed by Children and Adolescents
Sexualization of Youth in the Media
The Effects of Viewing Sexual Media on Adolescents
Attitudes Toward Sex
Sexual Expectations and Attributions
Sexual Behavior
Developmental Points of Interest
Violent Media Part 1: Comic Books, Music, and Video Games
A Brief Primer on Aggression
Violent Comic Books
Music Violence
Violent Lyrics
Boulevard of Broken Lyrics?
Violent Music and Aggressive Actions
Violent Music Videos
Violent Music and Suicide
Violent Video Games
Violent Video Games and Increasing Realism
Violent Video Games and Youth: Effects of Era, Age, and Research Design
Violent Gaming Online
Developmental Points of Interest
Violent Media Part 2: Traditional Screen Media
Violence in Traditional Screen Media
Factors That Influence the Perception of Violence
Sanitization and Consequences
Comedy
Justification and Legitimation
Perceived Reality
Graphicness
Glamorization
Research on the Factors That Influence the Perception of Violence in Media
The Effects of On-Screen Violence on Youth
Aggressive Disinhibition
Changes in Aggression-Related Constructs
Desensitization
Becoming Fearful
Developmental Points of Interest
Media Effects: Magnitude, Risk, and Media Literacy
Meta-Analysis
Findings From Meta-Analyses of Media Effects Research
Risk, Protective, and Beneficial Factors
Reducing the Negative Effects of Media Through Media Literacy
Research on Co-Consuming Mediation
Research on Restrictive Mediation
Research on Active Mediation
Countermedia
Developmental Points of Interest
References
Index
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