How Fantasy Becomes Reality: Information and Entertainment Media in Everyday Life, Revised and Expanded by Karen E. Dill-shacklefordHow Fantasy Becomes Reality: Information and Entertainment Media in Everyday Life, Revised and Expanded by Karen E. Dill-shackleford

How Fantasy Becomes Reality: Information and Entertainment Media in Everyday Life, Revised and…

byKaren E. Dill-shackleford

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From smartphones to social media, from streaming videos to fitness bands, our devices bring us information and entertainment all day long, forming an intimate part of our lives. Their ubiquity represents a major shift in human experience, and although we often hold our devices dear, we do notalways fully appreciate how their nearly constant presence can influence our lives for better and for worse.In this second edition of How Fantasy Becomes Reality, social psychologist Karen E. Dill-Shackleford explains what the latest science tells us about how our devices influence our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. In engaging, conversational prose, she discusses both the benefits and the risks thatcome with our current level of media saturation. The wide-ranging conversation explores Avatar, Mad Men, Grand Theft Auto, and Comic Con to address critical issues such as media violence, portrayals of social groups, political coverage, and fandom. Her conclusions will empower readers to make ourfavorite sources of entertainment and information work for us and not against us.

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Karen E. Dill-Shackleford is a social psychologist who studies the role of media in everyday life. Some of her special areas of interest are the psychology of engagement with narrative, violence and violence prevention, portrayals of race and gender, and fandom.
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Title:How Fantasy Becomes Reality: Information and Entertainment Media in Everyday Life, Revised and…Format:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.98 inPublished:December 14, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. On Fantasy and Reality2. Fandom, Fantasy, and Reality3. Old and New Media in Everyday Life: From TV to Social Media4. Media Violence5. Representations of Social Groups in Media6. Advertising, Consumerism, and Health7. Media and Identity8. The Social Psychology of Political Coverage9. From the Passenger's Seat to the Driver's SeatNotesBibliographyIndex

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