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Adolescents and the Media
Medical and Psychological Impact



February 1995 | 152 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Violent television programmes and video games, printed tobacco advertisements, television beer commercials and sexually suggestive music videos: how do these and other forms of popular media affect teenagers' thinking, behaviour and health?

This volume clearly makes the case that the media play a role in diverse facets of at-risk behaviour and adjustment. The author reviews current research findings on the influences of media on adolescents, how the influences occur, and the short- and long-term effects of exposure. He explores topics critical to mental and physical health including teenage violence, sexual activity, substance abuse and eating disorders.

 
Overview
How Is the Research Done? What Are the Issues?

 
 
Media Violence and Aggressive Behavior
 
Adolescent Sexuality and the Media
 
Adolescents, Drugs and the Media
 
Nutrition
 
Rock Music and Music Videos
 
Adolescents and the Media
Solutions

 

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Victor C. Strasburger

Victor C. Strasburger is Chief of the Division of Adolescent Medicine, Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics, and Professor of Family and Community Medicine at the University of New Mexico. He graduated from Yale College, where he studied fiction writing with Robert Penn Warren, and from Harvard Medical School. He trained at the Children's Hospital in Seattle, St. Mary's Hospital Medical School in London, and the Boston Children's Hospital. He has authored more than 160 articles and papers and 12 books on the subject of adolescent medicine and the effects of television on children and adolescents. In 2000, he was recipient of the American... More About Author

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ISBN: 9780803955004
$60.00