Chapter 11. Media Violence and Aggression in Youth

  1. Dr Sandra L. Calvert doctorate Chair Professor Director fellow1 and
  2. Barbara J. Wilson Head research consultant2
  1. Barbara J. Wilson Head research consultant

Published Online: 23 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444302752.ch11

The Handbook of Children, Media, and Development

The Handbook of Children, Media, and Development

How to Cite

Wilson, B. J. (2009) Media Violence and Aggression in Youth, in The Handbook of Children, Media, and Development (eds S. L. Calvert and B. J. Wilson), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444302752.ch11

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Georgetown University, USA

  2. 2

    University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA

Author Information

  1. University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 23 FEB 2009
  2. Published Print: 20 JUN 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405144179

Online ISBN: 9781444302752

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Keywords:

  • violent messages;
  • catharsis;
  • social cognitive theory;
  • priming theory;
  • information processing theories;
  • media violence and aggression;
  • moderating variables

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Violent Messages in the Media

  • Theoretical Approaches Regarding Media Violence and Youth Aggression

  • Empirical Evidence for a Link Between Media Violence and Aggression

  • Moderating Variables

  • Concluding Issues and Directions for Future Research

  • References