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Children, Adolescents, and Media Violence: A Critical Look at the Research
Children, Adolescents, and Media Violenceprovides a comprehensive review and critique of the literature related to media violence in all its forms during childhood and adolescence. Special attention is paid to evaluating the role of the development processes in media violence research and to stressing the importance of methodology in understanding that research.The develop ...more
Paperback, 409 pages
Published January 6th 2006 by Sage Publications (CA)
(first published December 26th 2005)
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May 15, 2008 Jackson rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: those worried about the effects of violent media on children and adolescents
Recommended to Jackson by: Friend that teaches at a 4-year college
This is a very comprehensive book that looks at the media violence issue even handedly, and somewhat surprisingly, with a sense of humor. It not only has chapters on hot button topics, such as video game and television violence, but also on lesser known areas such as comic books, music, and cartoons. Even though it is considered a textbook the writing style is engaging enough to keep those interested in the effects of media violence on kids interested in the book. If you want to become truly kno ...more