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Welcome to the Polk State College library guide for violence in the media related research topics. Below you will find suggested ebooks/books and recommended databases. If you need help, click the link for Ask a Librarian.
Mass Shootings: Media, Myths, and Realities by
Publication Date: 2016-02-29
This book provides readers and researchers with a critical examination of mass shootings as told by the media, offering research-based, factual answers to oft-asked questions and investigating common myths about these tragic events. Tackles common misconceptions about mass shootings perpetrated by and through the media and provides information that grounds the realities of such events in empirical evidence. Helps readers understand the realities of these events, including their international reach, the potential warning signs, and how evidence associated with the events can provide clues into why they occurred.
Plugged In: How Media Attract and Affect Youth by
Publication Date: 2017-04-25
An illuminating study of the complex relationship between children and media in the digital age. Now, as never before, young people are surrounded by media-thanks to the sophistication and portability of the technology that puts it literally in the palms of their hands. Drawing on data and empirical research that cross many fields and continents, authors Valkenburg and Piotrowski examine the role of media in the lives of children from birth through adolescence, addressing the complex issues of how media affect the young and what adults can do to encourage responsible use in an age of selfies, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. This important study looks at both the sunny and the dark side of media use by today's youth, including why and how their preferences change throughout childhood, whether digital gaming is harmful or helpful, the effects of placing tablets and smartphones in the hands of toddlers, the susceptibility of young people to online advertising, the legitimacy of parental concerns about media multitasking, and more.
Violent Video Game Effects on Children and Adolescents by
Publication Date: 2007-01-11
Violent video games are successfully marketed to and easily obtained by children and adolescents. Is there any scientific evidence to support the claims that violent games contribute to aggressive and violent behavior? Anderson, Gentile, and Buckley first present an overview of empirical research on the effects of violent video games, and then add to this literature three new studies that fill the most important gaps. They update the traditional General Aggression Model to focus on both developmental processesand how media-violence exposure can increase the likelihood of aggressive and violent behavior in both short- and long-term contexts. Anderson et al. describe the reaction of the games industry to scientific findings that exposure to violent video games and other forms of media violence constitutes a significant risk factor for later aggressive and violent behavior. They argue that society should begin a more productive debate about whether to reduce the high rates of exposure to media violence, and delineate the public policy options that are likely be most effective.
Violence in the Media by
Call Number: Polk/Lakeland Circulation (P96.V5 V54 2014)
Publication Date: 2014-02-17
Explores issues related to Violence in the Media, including violence in music and videos, exposure to violence in television and movies, violent video games, and how society should respond to violence in the media.
Media Violence by
Call Number: Polk/Lakeland Circulation (P96.V5 M425 2012)
Publication Date: 2012-07-27
This title explores many aspects of media violence, including the seriousness of the media violence problem, the regulation of media violence, the effect of violence in the news, and the relationship between sex and violence in the media.
Violence and War in Culture and the Media by
Call Number: Polk/Lakeland Circulation (HM554 .V56 2012)
Publication Date: 2011-12-09
This edited volume examines theoretical and empirical issues relating to violence and war and its implications for media, culture and society. Violence and War in Culture and the Media will be of much interest to students of war and conflict studies, media and communications studies, sociology, security studies and political science.
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