How Fantasy Becomes Reality: Information and Entertainment Media in Everyday Life, Revised and Expanded (Hardback)Karen E. Dill-Shackleford (author)
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Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Number of pages: 280
Weight: 516 g
Dimensions: 241 x 170 x 27 mm
[Dill] takes complex psychological constructs and explains them in an entertaining, conversational style. For parents and older children, she offers an engaging and accessible discussion of the subtle ways that the pervasive presence of media affects us all...[Dill] provides a comprehensive, yet comprehensible walk through the world of media effects research... Dr. Dill's message focuses not only on the negative side of media, but also on how to create a positive and balanced media diet, especially for children. Media literacy is one part of the solution, and Dr. Dill's concluding message is that we all need to take more control of our media diet. * Jeanne Brockmyer, Distinguished University Professor of Psychology, University of Toledo *
Media, in all their evolving forms, have become the default activities for the 21st century. Dr. Karen Dill's excellent book explains the tremendous impact media have and what we can do. She translates solid science into a highly understandable, readable and enjoyable book. * David Walsh, Ph.D. President, National Institute on Media and the Family *
Finally, an engaging and interesting book college students enjoy reading about the pervasive effects of the media. * Brad J. Bushman, Ph.D. Professor of Communication Studies and Psychology, University of Michigan *
...a triumph, an eminently accessible yet thoroughly substantive volume on a topic of great relevance to all. * Sex Roles: A Journal of Research *
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