Media Violence

Background Information

More books and videos on this topic can be found using the Library's catalog.

11 Myths of Media Violence P 96. V 5 P 678 2003
Battleground: The Media REF P 95.8 B 38 2008
Encyclopedia of Children, Adolescents, and the Media REF HQ 784. M 3 E 53 2007
Grand Theft Childhood: The Surprising Truth About Violent Video Games and What Parents Can Do HQ 784. V 53 K 88 2008
Mean World Syndrome: Media Violence & the Cultivation of Fear [DVD] MEDIA P 96. V 5 M 436 2010
Media Violence: Opposing Viewpoints P 96. V 5 M 428 2004
Media Violence and Aggression: Science and Ideology P 96. V 5 G 74 2008
Media Violence and Children: A Complete Guide for Parents and Professionals HQ 784. V 55 M 43 2003
Savage Pastimes: A Cultural History of Violent Entertainment P 96. V 52 S 34 2005
Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Controversial Issues in Social Psychology HM 1033. T 34 2005
Violence in the Media: A Reference Handbook REF PN 1992.8 V 55 S 55 2005
Violence in the Media and Its Influence on Criminal Defense P 96. V 5 C 66 2007

Journal Articles

Academic Search Premier
This multidisciplinary database is a great place to start a search on any topic, from violence in films to the psychology of media violence.
Communication & Mass Media Complete
This database specializes in communications journals and media studies.
Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection
This is one of our best psychology databases, and can be used to locate articles on the effects of media violence on children and adolescents, perceptions of violence in the media, and more.

Websites is a product of the American Psychiatric Association. This site provides information on the psychological effects of media violence.
National Institute on Media and the Family
Created by a psychologist, this media watchdog group examines the effect of violence in TV programs, films, and video games on children and the family.