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Media Psychology 101 (Paperback) (Ph.D. Christopher J. Ferguson)

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There are few areas of modern social science that are as fiercely debated as media psychology. Written by one of the foremost experts on the topic, this is a concise overview of what is known—and not known—about how individuals are affected by and interact with various forms of mass media. The book critically examines research from cognitive, social, developmental, biological, and evolutionary approaches to psychology and addresses the interplay between media consumption and viewer behavior in such realms as advertising, body image, sex, and violence. Distinguished by its examination of research from a scientifically objective position, the book offers students not only current knowledge of media psychology but also the tools to challenge commonly held assumptions from popular advocacy and ideology.

Number of Pages: 274
Genre: Psychology, Social Science
Sub-Genre: Cognitive Psychology, Media Studies, Violence in Society
Series Title: Psych 101
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Springer Pub Co
Author: Ph.D. Christopher J. Ferguson
Language: English
Street Date: September 14, 2015
TCIN: 50124878
UPC: 9780826196736
Item Number (DPCI): 248-01-0973

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