"With the support of four associate editors from various sociological- and communications- related disciplines, Arnett has created an outstanding research tool for both the specialized field researcher and the interested lay reader. The 400-plus entries, composed by 250 academic specialists from around the globe, are well reasoned and highly accessible. Excellent connections are drawn between empirical research and media theory, while 'further readings' titles are consistently offered.
"The inclusion of numerous entries addressing research methods for the study of youth and media, theories about the effects of youth media consumption, cross-cultural perspectives on media effects, and the use of media internationally sets this reference work apart from its predecessors. The general readability, ease of use, and introductory treatment of the subjects make this work suitable for students in a variety of disciplines."
"Arnett has created an outstanding research tool for both the specialized field researcher and the interested lay reader."
"As media of all kinds become more pervasive, their effects on children and adolescents is much discussed and debated, and this encyclopedia pulls together research on topics related to young people's daily media experience. Broad areas of coverage (as outlined in "Readers Guide") include advertising; advocacy groups; computers and electronic media; gender and sexuality; movies, music, and television; public policy; and violence and aggression, among others.
"The editor relied on an editorial board of acknowledged experts in their respective disciplines and on literally hundreds of contributors for as many entries from A to Z. He should be congratulated for what I consider a labor of love.In it, they will find the base for almost any conceivable topic they need to consult and use in parenting, clinical or preventive practice, applied and pure research, and teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels. What more can one ask for?"
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