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Bryant, Jennings

Works: 59 works in 350 publications in 2 languages and 12,263 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Handbooks and manuals  Festschriften  History  Examinations  Abstracts 
Roles: Editor, Author, Compiler, Other, Publishing director
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Jennings Bryant
Media effects : advances in theory and research by Jennings Bryant( Book )

54 editions published between 1993 and 2019 in English and Spanish and held by 2,323 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 by J. Alison Bryant( Book )

22 editions published between 1990 and 2001 in English and held by 1,937 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)
Human communication theory and research : concepts, contexts, and challenges by Robert L Heath( )

29 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and held by 1,391 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
Children's understanding of television : research on attention and comprehension by Jennings Bryant( Book )

15 editions published between 1981 and 1983 in English and held by 802 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 707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

13 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Handbook of sports and media by Arthur A Raney( Book )

17 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 545 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
Media, children, and the family : social scientific, psychodynamic, and clinical perspectives by Dolf Zillmann( Book )

13 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part I. Media and the family -- part II. Developmental and educational implications -- part III. Effects of violence and horror -- part IV. Sexual content and family context -- part V. Effects of erotica and pornography -- part VI. Social awareness and public policy
Playing video games : motives, responses, and consequences by Peter Vorderer( Book )

18 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 509 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 studies, the next big wave in media studies. The book targets one of the most popular and pervasive media in modern times, and it will serve to define the area of study and provide a theoretical spine for future research
Psychology of entertainment by Jennings Bryant( Book )

20 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 418 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
Selective exposure to communication by Dolf Zillmann( Book )

12 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in English and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

15 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and held by 407 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
Communication and emotion : essays in honor of Dolf Zillmann by David R Roskos-Ewoldsen( Book )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Utilizing both psychology and communication perspectives, this volume covers the current literature in communication and emotion, with a focus on key theories, media effects, and entertainment theory. It will be of great interest to scholars in communication theory, cognitive and social psychology, and psychophysiology."--Jacket
Entertainment & society : audiences, trends, and impacts by Shay Sayre( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 348 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
Media use in the information age : emerging patterns of adoption and consumer use( Book )

9 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fundamentals of media effects by Jennings Bryant( Book )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction to media communication by Jay Black( Book )

10 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction to mass communication by Jay Black( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 58 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 )

6 editions published in 1996 in Spanish and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Media effects : advances in theory and research
Television and the American familyHuman communication theory and research : concepts, contexts, and challengesHandbook of sports and mediaPlaying video games : motives, responses, and consequencesPsychology of entertainmentResponding to the screen : reception and reaction processesCommunication and emotion : essays in honor of Dolf ZillmannEntertainment & society : audiences, trends, and impacts
Alternative Names
Bryant, Jennings

Jennings Bryant 1944-

Jennings Bryant académico estadounidense

Jennings Bryant American academic

브라이언트, 제닝스 1944-

제닝스 브라이언트 1944-

English (291)

Spanish (7)