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Twenty-First Century Celebrity
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 256

Twenty-First Century Celebrity

David Giles examines digital culture’s impact on established celebrities from traditional media while charting the rise of new forms of celebrity such as vloggers and influencers, offering novel insights on topics such as parasocial relationships, micro-celebrity, memes and celetoids.

Understanding Media Psychology
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 340

Understanding Media Psychology

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2021-09-29
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  • Publisher: Routledge

Understanding Media Psychology is the perfect introductory textbook to the growing field of media psychology and its importance in society, summarizing key concepts and theories to provide an overview of topics in the field. Media is present in almost every area of life today, and is an area of study that will only increase in importance as the world becomes ever more interconnected. Written by a team of expert authors, this book will help readers to understand the structures, influences, and theories around media psychology. Covering core areas such as positive media psychology, the effects of gaming, violence, advertising, and pornography, the authors critically engage with contemporary di...

Advanced Research Methods in Psychology
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 356

Advanced Research Methods in Psychology

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2013-03-07
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  • Publisher: Routledge

How do you perform a MANOVA? What is grounded theory? How do you draw up a repertory grid? These, and many other questions are addressed in this wide-ranging handbook of methods and analytic techniques which uniquely covers both quantitative and qualitative methods. Based on a broad survey of undergraduate curricula, the book takes curious readers through all of the methods that are taught on psychology courses worldwide, from advanced ANOVA statistics through regression models to test construction, qualitative research and other more unusual techniques such as Q methodology, meta-analysis and log-linear analysis. Each technique is illustrated by recent examples from the literature. There are also chapters on ethics, significance testing, and writing for publication and research proposals. Advanced Research Methods in Psychology will provide an invaluable resource for advanced undergraduates, postgraduates and researchers who need a readable, contemporary and eclectic reference of advanced methods currently in use in psychological research.

Illusions of Immortality
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 187

Illusions of Immortality

What drives people to crave fame and celebrity? How does fame affect people psychologically? These issues are frequently discussed by the media but up till now psychologists have shied away from an academic away from an academic investigation of the phenomenon of fame. In this lively, eclectic book David Giles examines fame and celebrity from a variety of perspectives. He argues that fame should be seen as a process rather than a state of being, and that 'celebrity' has largely emerged through the technological developments of the last 150 years. Part of our problem in dealing with celebrities, and the problem celebrities have dealing with the public, is that the social conditions produced b...

Media Psychology
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 336

Media Psychology

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2003-04-02
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  • Publisher: Routledge

Media Psychology examines the impact that 21st century media use has on human behavior, from teenage crushes on pop stars to soap fandom in adulthood. It brings together North American communication research with European media research in a variety of disciplines--psychology, sociology, communication and media studies--and in doing so, maps out the territory for media psychology. David Giles argues that psychologists have been guilty of ignoring the influence of the media over the last century, seeing it at best as a minor nuisance that will eventually go away. However, with the increasing prevalence of new electronic forms of mass communication, the media seem to have a greater influence t...

Psychology of the Media
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 200

Psychology of the Media

From newspapers to social networking sites, the mass media play a huge role in shaping the way we see ourselves and others. In this engaging introduction, Giles explores our relationship with the media, looking at the effects of advertising, celebrity worship and media influence on violent behaviour. Whatever your level of study, this introduction will help you to evaluate the full reach of the media in our lives.

Computer-Aided Econometrics
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 520

Computer-Aided Econometrics

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2003-06-18
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  • Publisher: CRC Press

Emphasizing the impact of computer software and computational technology on econometric theory and development, this text presents recent advances in the application of computerized tools to econometric techniques and practices—focusing on current innovations in Monte Carlo simulation, computer-aided testing, model selection, and Bayesian methodology for improved econometric analyses.

Dinosaurs Galore!
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 24

Dinosaurs Galore!

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2008
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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