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Bryant, Jennings

Works: 36 works in 287 publications in 3 languages and 11,758 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author, Editor, 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 Dolf Zillmann( Book )

48 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 1,377 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 )

18 editions published between 1990 and 2001 in English and held by 1,215 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 )

12 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 806 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perspectives on media effects by Jennings Bryant( Book )

14 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 708 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

Human communication theory and research : concepts, contexts, and challenges by Robert L Heath( Book )

26 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Human Communication Theory and Research introduces students to the growing body of theory and research in communication demonstrating the integration between the communication efforts of interpersonal organizations and mediated settings. This second edition builds from the foundation of the original volume to demonstrate the rich array of theories, theoretical connections, and research findings that drive the communication discipline. Authors Robert L. Heath and Jennings Bryant have added a chapter on new communication technologies and have increased depth throughout the volume, particularly in the areas of social meaning, critical theory and cultural studies, and organizational communication." "Appropriate for use in communication theory courses at the advanced undergraduate and graduate level, this text offers students insights to understanding the issues and possible answers to the question of what communication is in all forms and contexts."--Jacket
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 )

11 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 460 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 436 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 traject
Selective exposure to communication by Dolf Zillmann( Book )

11 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in English and held by 401 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 363 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 )

7 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Psychology of entertainment by Jennings Bryant( Book )

16 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Promising to be the most comprehensive volume on entertainment, this book serves to define the area of study and provides a theoretical spin for future work in the area. Divided into basic parts, it deals with the fundamental mechanisms and processes involved in orienting to and selecting entertainment fare, as well as receiving and processing it
Communication and emotion : essays in honor of Dolf Zillmann( Book )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 300 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 )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and Chinese and held by 229 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
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

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Media effects : advances in theory and research
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Bryant, Jennings

Jennings Bryant American academic

브라이언트, 제닝스

English (239)

Spanish (9)

Chinese (3)

Television and the American familyHuman communication theory and research : concepts, contexts, and challengesHandbook of sports and mediaPlaying video games : motives, responses, and consequencesResponding to the screen : reception and reaction processesPsychology of entertainmentCommunication and emotion : essays in honor of Dolf ZillmannFundamentals of media effects