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The Oxford Handbook of Media Psychology

The Oxford Handbook of Media Psychology (Paperback)

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It is indisputable that media is by far the most common means by which human beings spend our free time in the modern world. However, the ubiquity of media in our lives brings with it advantages and disadvantages along with uncertainty: will increased dependence on media impair our social functioning, enhance it, or both? The Oxford Handbook of Media Psychology explores facets of human behavior, thoughts, and feelings experienced in the context of media use and creation. Divided into six sections, chapters in this volume trace the history of media psychology; address content areas for media research, including children's media use, media violence and desensitization, sexual content, video game violence, and portrayals of race and gender; and cover psychological and physical effects of media such as serious games, games for health, technology addictions, and video games and attention. A section on meta-issues in media psychology brings together transportation theory, media psychophysiology, social influence in virtual worlds, and learning through persuasion.

Other topics include the politics of media psychology, a lively debate about the future of media psychology methods, and the challenges and opportunities present in this interdisciplinary field. Authored by top experts from psychology, communications, and related fields, this handbook presents a vibrant map of the field of media psychology.

Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesMedia StudiesAdvertising & societyPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesMedia StudiesTV & societyPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesPsychologyOccupational & industrial psychologyPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesPsychologySocial, group or collective psychology Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc Publication Date: 16/05/2014 ISBN-13: 9780199394821  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Karen Dill, Ph.D., is the Director of the Media Psychology Doctoral Program at Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara, CA.

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