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Children, Adolescents, and the Media

Children, Adolescents, and the Media

Third Edition
  • Victor C. Strasburger - University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Albuquerque, NM, USA
  • Barbara J. Wilson - Department of Communication at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Amy B. Jordan - Annenberg School for Communication of the University of Pennsylvania

April 2013 | 672 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
A comprehensive, research-oriented background to the developmental impact of the varied interactions children and adolescents have with the modern media. The approach is grounded in the media-effects tradition. The authors target areas most controversial and at the heart of debates about mass media and public health, thus equipping students to approach the media as critical consumers.

Each chapter provides the latest research and seminal studies on such issues as advertising, violence, video games, sexuality, drugs, body image and eating disorders, music, and the Internet. Because research alone can be dry and difficult to follow, each chapter is liberally sprinkled with illustrations, examples from the media, cartoons and other illustrations, policy debates, and real-life instances of media impact. Also found throughout are sections on media literacy and recommendations for how students can help in the search for solutions to current media-related problems.

The Third Edition includes new chapters illustrating beneficial aspects of the media, including possibilities for encouraging pro-social development and educational media.

Children and Adolescents: Unique Audiences
Prosocial and Educational Media
Media Violence
Sex, Sexuality, and the Media
Drugs and the Media
Obesity, Eating Disorders, and the Media
Edward Donnerstein
The Internet
Megan Moreno
Social Networking
Jeanne Brockmyer
Video Games
Family and Media
Robert McCannon
Media Literacy
Children’s Media Policy

Good resource

Mrs Emma Barton
Department of Applied Psychology, University of Cumbria
November 11, 2013

An excellent, stimulating book addressing contemporary issues. Clearly written, using research findings and theory to underpin discussion. This is an engaging read, and a valuable resource for those working with children, young people and families.

Mrs Susan Perryman
School of Health & Social Care, Oxford Brookes University
October 22, 2013

The updated version of this text is both theoretically comprehensive and timely, addressing issues surrounding children's media exposure that should be considered among any student of this topic.

Dr Bradley Bond
Communication Studies Dept, University of San Diego
August 5, 2013

Love this book! Easy to read, clear and well written. Very accessible.

Mrs Annie Ostapenko-Denton
Community Studies, Truro College
June 18, 2013

This book is fantastic and it will be on my essential reading for students. I find this book very useful and it will play a huge role in the course i am to teach.

Miss Rachael Rodgers
Digital media , Doncaster College
June 15, 2013

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