4th Edition

Media Effects Advances in Theory and Research

Edited By Mary Beth Oliver, Arthur A. Raney, Jennings Bryant Copyright 2020
    454 Pages
    by Routledge

    454 Pages
    by Routledge

    Now in its fourth edition, Media Effects again features essays from some of the finest scholars in the field and serves as a comprehensive reference volume for scholars, teachers, and students.

    This edition contains both new and updated content that reflects our media-saturated environments, including chapters on social media, video games, mobile communication, and virtual technologies. In recognition of the multitude of research trajectories within media effects, this edition also includes new chapters on narratives, positive media, the self and identity, media selection, and cross-cultural media effects. As scholarship in media effects continues to evolve and expand, Media Effects serves as a benchmark of theory and research for the current and future generations of scholars.

    The book is ideal for scholars and for undergraduate and graduate courses in media effects, media psychology, media theory, psychology, sociology, political science, and related disciplines.

    Chapter 16 of this book is freely available as a downloadable Open Access PDF at http://www.taylorfrancis.com under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives (CC-BY-NC-ND) 4.0 license. 

    1. A History of Media Effects Research Traditions

    Peter Vorderer, David W. Park, and Sarah Lutz

    2. Media Effects Theories: An Overview

    Patti M. Valkenburg and Mary Beth Oliver

    3. The World of News and Politics

    Yariv Tsfati and Nathan Walter

    4. News Framing Theory and Research

    David Tewksbury and Dietram A. Scheufele

    5. Cultivation Theory, Media, Stories, Processes, and Reality

    Rick Busselle and Jan Van den Bulck

    6. Media Priming and Accessibility

    David R. Ewoldsen and Nancy Rhodes

    7. Social Cognitive Theory

    Marina Krcmar

    8. Currents in the Study of Persuasion

    James Price Dillard

    9. Narrative Effects

    Melanie Green, Helena Bilandzic, Kaitlin Fitzgerald, and Elaine Paravati

    10. Media Choice and Selective Exposure

    Silvia Knobloch-Westerwick, Axel Westerwick, and Daniel J. Sude

    11. Media and Emotion

    Robin L. Nabi

    12. Media, Identity, and the Self

    Jonathan Cohen, Markus Appel, and Michael D. Slater

    13. Media Psychophysiology and Neuroscience: Bringing Brain Science into Media Processes and Effects Research

    Paul D. Bolls, René Weber, Annie Lang, and Robert F. Potter

    14. Media Violence and Aggression

    Jessica Taylor Piotrowski and Karin M. Fikkers

    15. Media and Sexuality

    Paul Wright

    16. Media Stereotypes: Content, Effects, and Theory

    Travis L. Dixon

    17. Eudaimonia as Media Effect

    Arthur A. Raney, Mary Beth Oliver, and Anne Bartsch

    18. Advertising Effects and Advertising Effectiveness

    Louisa Ha

    19. Educational Media for Children

    Amy B. Jordan and Sarah E. Vaala

    20. Media Effects and Health

    Jessica G. Myrick

    21. Entertainment and Enjoyment as Media Effect

    Arthur A. Raney and Jennings Bryant

    22. Video Games

    Christoph Klimmt and Daniel Possler

    23. Psychological Effects of Interactive Media Technologies: A Human–Computer Interaction (HCI) Perspective

    S. Shyam Sundar and Jeeyun Oh

    24. Social Media

    Jesse Fox and Bree McEwan

    25. Effects of Mobile Communication: Revolutions in an Evolving Field

    Scott W. Campbell and Rich Ling

    26. Virtual Reality in Media Effects

    Sriram Kalyanaraman and Jeremy Bailenson

    27. Cross-Cultural Media Effects Research

    Jinhee Kim and Kimin Eom


    Mary Beth Oliver is the Bellisario Professor of Media Studies in the Bellisario College of Communications at Pennsylvania State University, USA, where she also serves as Co-Director of the Media Effects Research Laboratory.

    Arthur A. Raney is the James E. Kirk Professor of Communication in the College of Communication and Information at Florida State University, USA.

    Jennings Bryant is CIS Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of Alabama, USA.