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How Fantasy Becomes Reality coverClick here for my Vita and publications

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My book How Fantasy Becomes Reality: Seeing Through Media Influence was published by Oxford University Press in 2009. A central theme of the book is that media messages have a meaningful influence on us, but we often reject the notion of media influence or don’t fully understand it. Topics covered include children and media, media literacy, advertising, sexualization of girls, race and gender portrayals, the social psychology of political coverage, political comedy, and suggestions for improvements in scientific communication and personal media literacy skills. Click here for book and chapter abstracts. Here is a flyer from Oxford describing the book and Oxford’s ad in the fall 2009 New York Review of Books.

I am currently editing the Oxford Handbook of Media Psychology. This is part of the Oxford Library of Psychology project. The Handbook will be in print in 2012.

 Newsletter from ENLANCES, the Chilean Ministry of Education's division on media in education with whom I am currently collaborating.

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