Influences of Mediated Violence

A Brief Research Summary

Different parties turn to Nordicom and the Clearinghouse on Children, Youth and Media with questions on the influences of especially mediated violence. From time to time the Clearinghouse has highlighted the main conclusions that can be drawn from research regarding such issues. In this publication, Dr. Cecilia von Feilitzen, Scientific Co-ordinator at the Clearinghouse, has attempted to classify research findings into a more concise form than is perhaps common. There are different types of mediated violence and different types of influences. We hope that this publication will answer some of the questions so often asked by various groups in society.

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Foreword

Introduction

Film and Television

On the concepts of media violence and aggression

The media perspective – different kinds of influences of film and TV violence

The user perspective – different uses of film and TV violence

Summary of research findings on influences and uses of film and TV violence

Other film and TV contents contributing to aggression?

The perspective of the culture at large

The political economy perspective

Video and Computer Games

Background

The game player’s roles

Some general comments on the research on digital games

Some notes on research methods

The media perspective – different kinds of influences of digital game violence

The user perspective – different kinds of uses of game violence

Summary of research findings on influences and uses of game violence

The Internet

Background

User roles and communication forms related to the internet

Subjectively experienced benefits of the internet

Risks – in combination with user roles and communication forms

The internet in a state of flux

Expressed concerns about the internet

Examples of research on risks related to the internet

Mobile phones

Summary of research findings on the risks of harmful influences of violence on the internet

Towards a Broader Definition of Media Violence

Notes

Utgivare: 
Nordicom
Publicerad: 
2009-07
Sidantal: 
63
ISBN: 
978-91-89471-81-8
Språk: 
Engelska
Format: 
Tryckt, PDF
Serie: 
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