Journals Higher Education



Published: 03 September 2009

320 Pages

6 1/8 X 9 1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195372083

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How Fantasy Becomes Reality

Seeing Through Media Influence

Karen E. Dill

Karen Dill, the author of the single-most-cited study on the effects of video-game violence, draws on extensive research in social psychology to show not only the myriad ways--for good and ill--that media influence us, but also why we resist believing they do. Vibrantly written and packed with eye-opening examples from everyday life, her wide-ranging analysis encompasses everything from gender and racial stereotyping to social identity, domestic violence, and presidential politics.


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