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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.

Violence-Laden Imagination: Comic Books, Fiction, and Toys
Violence-laden imagination: Comic books, fiction, and toys

As I read over my tattered copy of Todd McFarlane's comic book Curse of the Spawn, I was struck by two things. First, the drawings were visually stunning. Glossy, lifelike, richly colored, artistically drawn figures glinted up at me, captivating my attention. Second, I found the ...

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