The Oxford Handbook of Media Psychology

Paperback | May 30, 2014

EditorKaren E. Dill

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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 socialfunctioning, 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, includingchildren'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 onmeta-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 challengesand 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.

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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 socialfunctioning, enhance it, or both?The Oxford Hand...

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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Format:PaperbackDimensions:576 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.68 inPublished:May 30, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Part One: Introduction and Overview1. Karen E. Dill: IntroductionPart Two: History and Methods2. Jean-Pierre Isbouts and Jason Ohler: Storytelling and Media: Narrative Models from Aristotle to Augmented Reality3. Pamela Brown Rutledge: Arguing for Media Psychology as a Distinct Field4. Regina M. Tuma: Media Psychology and Its History5. Ellen Baker Derwin and Janet de Merode: Inside Media Psychology: The Story of an Emerging Discipline as Told by a Leading Journal6. Edward T. Arke: Media Literacy: History, Progress, and Future Hopes7. Sara Prot and Craig A. Anderson: Research Methods, Design, and Statistics in Media Psychology8. donald E. Polkinghorne: Qualitative Research and Media PsychologyPart Three: Issues and Media Types9. L. Rowell Huesmann, Eric F. Dubow, and Grace Yang: Why It Is Hard To Believe That Media Violence Causes Aggression10. Erik M. Gregory: Children's Media Use: A Positive Psychology Approach11. Elly A. Konijn: The Role of Emotion in Media Use and Effects12. Jeanne Funk Brockmyer: Media Violence, Desensitization, and Psychological Engagement13. Autumn Shafer, Piotr Bobkowski, and Jane D. Brown: Sexual Media Practice: How Adolescents Select, Engage with, and Are Affected by Sexual Media14. Elizabeth Behm-Morawitz and Michelle Ortiz: Race, Ethnicity, and the Media15. Erica L. Scharrer: Representations of Gender in the Media16. Robin L. Nabi and Emily Moyer-Guse: The Psychology Underlying Media-Based PersuasionPart Four: Interactive and Emerging Technologies17. Jim Blascovich and Cade McCall: Social Influence in Virtual Environments18. Barbara Chamberlin and Ann Maloney: Active Video Games: Impacts and Research19. Fran C. Blumberg, Debby E. Almonte, Jared S. Anthony, and Naoko Hashimoto: Serious Games: What Are They? What Do They Do? Why Should We Play Them?20. Barbara Krahe: Video Game Violence21. Ed Donnerstein: Children, Adolescents, and the Internet: Are There Risks Online?22. Douglas A. Gentile, Sarah M. Coyne, and Francesco Bricolo: Pathological Technology Addictions: What is Scientifically Known and What Remains to be Learned23. Robert West and Kira Bailey: Video Games and AttentionPart Five: Meta Issues in Media Psychology24. W. James Potter: A General Framework for Media Psychology Scholarship25. Melanie C. Green and Karen E. Dill: Engaging with Stories and Characters: Learning, Persuasion, and Transportation into Narrative Worlds26. Jeff J. McIntyre: The Political Narrative of Children's Media Research27. Bruce D. Bartholow and Paul Bolls: Media Psychophysiology: The Brain and Beyond28. Akira Sakamoto: Japanese Approach to Research on Psychological Effects of Use of MediaPart Six: Conclusions and Future Directions29. Michael R. Neal: Media Content Analysis: Qualitative Methods with a Text Analysis of The Oxford Handbook of Media Psychology30. Karen E. Dill: Media Psychology: Past, Present, and Future