From Internet censorship to sex and violence on television and in video games to debates over rock lyrics, the media and their affect on children and adolescents is one of the most widely debated issues in our society. The Encyclopedia of Children, Adolescents, and the Media presents state-of-the-art research and ready-to-use facts on the media's interaction with children and adolescents. With over 400 entries, the two volumes of this resource cover the traditional and electronic media and their controversial impact - for good and ill - on children and adolescents. Key features include: - provides cross-disciplinary coverage from the fields of psychology, education, media studies and communication, sociology and public policy; - offers a cross-cultural perspective with internationally contributing authors; - includes entries covering television, film, video games, the Internet, magazines and music; - explores complex and difficult topics such as violence, sex, rating systems and warning labels, attention-deficit disorder, body image and eating disorders, popular music lyrics, advertising, digital music downloading, parental involvement, policymaking and child development.
Jeffrey Jensen Arnett received his Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from the University of Virginia. He taught at Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, the University of Missouri, and the University of Maryland, where he is currently a Research Associate Professor in the Department of Human Development. He has also served as a Research Associate at the Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center in Chicago while a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Northwestern University Department of Psychiatry, where he also served on the Committee on Human Development at the University of Chicago. He is currently Editor of the Sage "Journal of Adolescent Research" and is Editor-in-Chief of a four-volume encyclopedia of adolescence currently being developed with Routledge. Within the area of developmental psychology and media, his primary interests include music and adolescence, and he's especially interested in a cultural and international perspective, which he would hope to infuse into the encyclopedia.
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