Psychology Of The Media

Paperback | October 15, 2010

byDavid Giles

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From body image to social networking, the media has a huge influence on how we view ourselves and others and this engaging text is ideal for students studying media psychology for the first time. With coverage of media violence, celebrity culture and online behaviour, this is a comprehensive introduction to an important subject.

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From body image to social networking, the media has a huge influence on how we view ourselves and others and this engaging text is ideal for students studying media psychology for the first time. With coverage of media violence, celebrity culture and online behaviour, this is a comprehensive introduction to an important subject.

DAVID GILES is Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Winchester, UK. He is author of the textbook Media Psychology (2003) and his research work has generated a great deal of interest in the media, being featured in The Guardian, The Sunday Times and on BBC Radio 4.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:200 pages, 8.5 × 5.48 × 0.52 inPublished:October 15, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230249868

ISBN - 13:9780230249868

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Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION TO MEDIA PSYCHOLOGY
History of the Mass Media
Ways of Thinking about Psychology and the Media
THE PASSIVE MEDIA USER
Anti- and Pro-Social Behaviour and the Media
Advertising and Persuasion
Body Image and the Media
THE ACTIVE MEDIA USER
Parasocial Interaction
Audience Participation Media
Fandom
THE MEDIATED SOCIAL WORLD
Celebrity
Media Representations
Media Framing
Developmental Psychology and the Media
NEW MEDIA
Social Relations Online
Recent Developments in Internet Technology
Other Technologies