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Bryant, Jennings

Works: 40 works in 258 publications in 3 languages and 10,070 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Handbooks and manuals  Examinations  History  Abstracts 
Roles: Editor, Author, Compiler, Publishing director, Other
Classifications: HN90.M3, 302.23
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Jennings Bryant
Media effects : advances in theory and research by Jennings Bryant( Book )

50 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 1,395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book, built on the foundation of the earlier volume Perspectives on Media Effects, serves not only as a reference volume for scholars interested in the topic, but also receives widespread use as a textbook for classes in media effects. Media effects research is regularly reshaped by critics from "the outside," whose provocative critiques cause researchers to rethink their assumptions, reexamine their findings, and recast their theories. The contributors to this volume represent some of the finest scholars in the media effects tradition who have weathered both the private storms from within and the public storms from the outside
Television and the American family( Book )

17 editions published between 1990 and 2001 in English and held by 1,211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Television is the primary focal point of the modern American family's leisure time; as such, it has become a common source of concern. In fact, the notion that television is wrecking the family is one of the most popular sensationalistic themes of today's press. Can TV cause divorce? Is TV shaking up the American family? Although often voiced in frivolous tones, these questions are worthy of consideration. "Television and the American Family"--The first comprehensive empirical and theoretical examination of television and American families -- provides serious consideration to these and other related questions. Presenting the findings of an impressive group of communicologists, psychologists, sociologists, and education specialists, this book discusses: * How families use television, * How families are portrayed on television, * Television's impact on families and family members, and * Issues of public policy. This collection represents major advances in our present understanding of television and family; it provides a sturdy foundation on which future study in this vitally important field can be built. -- from (August 27, 2011)
Children's understanding of television : research on attention and comprehension by Jennings Bryant( Book )

17 editions published between 1981 and 1983 in English and held by 811 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Major collections of research contributions on the fundamental nature of children's television viewing have been compiled in this book. Each chapter presents the assumptions, methodologies, theories, and major research findings of a particular research program or tradition. Chapters 1 through 4 are directed toward the examination of children's attention to television. Specifically, studies address children's actions, reactions, processing, recall, and learning to watch television. Chapters 5 through 9 are oriented toward children's comprehension of the content and format features of the medium. These chapters focus on interpretation and inference, methodological exploitation of the medium, the social psychological view, approaches to reality judgment, and educational television's entertainment features. Research applications or interventions are proposed in chapters l0 through l3. These final chapters center on formative research on appeal and comprehension, implications for cognition, imagination and emotion, the nature of television literacy and the critical viewer, and the ways present reports may be synthesized and future research conducted. (Bjd)
Perspectives on media effects by Jennings Bryant( Book )

16 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pornography : research advances and policy considerations by Dolf Zillmann( Book )

13 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Media, children, and the family : social scientific, psychodynamic, and clinical perspectives by Dolf Zillmann( Book )

10 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book brings together a group of scholars to share findings and insights on the effects of media on children and family. Their contributions reflect not only widely divergent political orientations and value systems, but also three distinct domains of inquiry into human motivation and behavior -- social scientific, psychodynamic (or psychoanalytical), and clinical practice. Each of these three domains is privy to important evidence and insights that need to transcend epistemological and methodological boundaries if understanding of the subject is to improve dramatically. In keeping with th
Handbook of sports and media by Arthur A Raney( Book )

12 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This distinctive Handbook covers the breadth of sports and media scholarship, one of the up-and-coming topics bridging media entertainment, sports management, and popular culture. Organized into historical, institutional, spectator, and critical studies perspectives, this volume brings together the work of many researchers into one quintessential volume, defining the full scope of the subject area. Editors Arthur Raney and Jennings Bryant have recruited contributors from around the world to identify and synthesize the research representing numerous facets of the sports-media relationship. As a unique collection on a very timely topic, the volume offers chapters examining the development of sports media; production, coverage, and economics of sports media; sports media audiences; sports promotion; and race and gender issues in sports and media. Unique in its orientation and breadth, the Handbook of Sports and Media is destined to play a major role in the future development of this fast-growing area of study. It is a must-have work for scholars, researchers, and graduate students working in media entertainment, media psychology, mass media/mass communication, sports marketing and management, popular communication, popular culture, and cultural studies."--Publisher's website
Playing video games : motives, responses, and consequences by Peter Vorderer( Book )

16 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From security training simulations to war games to role-playing games, to sports games to gambling, playing video games has become a social phenomena, and the increasing number of players that cross gender, culture, and age is on a dramatic upward trajectory. Playing Video Games: Motives, Responses, and Consequences integrates communication, psychology, and technology to examine the psychological and mediated aspects of playing video games. It is the first volume to delve deeply into these aspects of computer game play. It fits squarely into the media psychology arm of entertainment stu
Selective exposure to communication by Dolf Zillmann( Book )

11 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Responding to the screen : reception and reaction processes by Jennings Bryant( Book )

14 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume takes the next step in the evolution of mass communication research tradition from effects to processes -- a more detailed and microanalytical analysis of the psychological processes involved in receiving and reacting to electronic media messages. This domain includes investigations into those psychological processes that occur between the process of selecting media messages for consumption and assessments of whatever processes mediate the long-term impact such message consumption may have on consumers' subsequent behavior. The editors strive to further understanding of some of the basic processes underlying the ways we gain entertainment and information
Media use in the information age : emerging patterns of adoption and consumer use( Book )

8 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Communication and emotion : essays in honor of Dolf Zillmann( Book )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A celebration of the life and work of Dolf Zillmann, who made substantial contributions in the area of communication, emotion, media effects and aggression. Exploring the theories and research on communication and emotion, the contributors explore Zillmann's values, style and intellect
Fundamentals of media effects by Jennings Bryant( Book )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction to media communication : understand the past, experience the present, marvel at the future by Jay Black( Book )

10 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction to mass communication by Jay Black( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In writing the second edition of Introduction to Mass Communication, we continue the main thrust found in the first edition. We have attempted to analyze the mass communication empires on their own terms, to recognize them for what they are--large, sometimes monolithic industries established to earn a profit as well as to serve the interests of their customers. The media are studied here within the broad contexts in which they operate. Technological, economic, political, philosophical, and sociological factors are considered throughout
Los efectos de los medios de comunicación : investigaciones y teorías by Jennings Bryant( Book )

8 editions published in 1996 in Spanish and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

LEA's communication series( )

in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reinventing media : 1996-1997 update to Introduction to media communication, fourth edition by Jay Black( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chuan mei xiao guo gai lun by Jennings Bryant( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in Chinese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu nei rong bao kuo:li jie chuan mei xiao guo,Chuan mei xiao guo de ke xue yan jiu shi,She hui ren zhi li lun,You yin xiao ying,Jiao yang(han hua)Li lun,Chuang xin kuo san li lun,Shi yong yu man zu deng
Entertainment and society : influences, impacts, and innovations by Shay Sayre( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces students to the ways that society shapes our many forms of entertainment and in turn, how entertainment shapes society. This book examines a range of types of entertainment that we enjoy in our daily lives, covering areas like sports, video games, gambling, theme parks, religion, and shopping, as well as traditional entertainment media
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Media effects : advances in theory and research
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Bryant, Jennings

Jennings Bryant American academic

브라이언트, 제닝스

English (223)

Spanish (9)

Chinese (3)

Television and the American familyHandbook of sports and mediaPlaying video games : motives, responses, and consequencesResponding to the screen : reception and reaction processesCommunication and emotion : essays in honor of Dolf ZillmannFundamentals of media effectsIntroduction to media communication : understand the past, experience the present, marvel at the futureEntertainment and society : influences, impacts, and innovations