Karen E. Dill

in The Oxford Handbook of Media Psychology

Published in print December 2012 | ISBN: 9780195398809
Published online January 2013 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Library of Psychology


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In this introductory chapter, core tenets of media psychology are presented. Included in this presentation are definitions relevant to the field of media psychology; historical events in media psychology; the ubiquity of media in the developed world, and its advantages and disadvantages; how we use media today; implications in media use and socialization; and an overview and key features of the chapters included. In presenting these ideas, the evident breadth and depth of the scholarship should demonstrate the field’s promise of a bright and fascinating future.

Keywords: media; media psychology; media use; media research

Article.  4830 words. 

Subjects: Psychology ; Social Psychology

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