This revised text provides updates that reflect new findings in the field of media violence research during childhood and adolescence. Throughout the book, special attention is paid to evaluating the role of developmental processes and to stressing the importance of methodology in understanding media violence research. Findings have been divided into two main areas: aggressive behavior and aggression-related constructs (e.g., emotions, cognitions, arousal) to help clarify media violence-related effects on youth.
I would like to thank Carolyn Emmert, J. Martin Rochester, and Paul Olczak for their feedback on the manuscript. I am especially grateful to my father, Marvin Kirsh, and to Joan Ballard and Sudha Bakshi for their encouragement and support in writing this book.[Page xx]