Final Project

May 10, 2009

Research Question:

What are the effects of media violence on children?

Two Scholarly Articles:

Donnerstein, Edward, and Stacy L. Smith.. “Impact of media violence on children, adolescents, and adults.” Perspectives on psychology and the media. 29-68. Washington, DC US: American Psychological Association, 1997. PsycINFO. EBSCO. AUC library, Cairo, Egypt. 26 Apr. 2009http://0-search.ebscohost.com.lib.aucegypt.edu/login.aspx?direct=true&db=psyh&AN=2004-14133-002&site=ehost-live.

Drabman, Ronald S., and Margaret H. Thomas.. “Does media violence increase children’s toleration of real-life aggression?.” Developmental Psychology 10.3 (May 1974): 418-421. PsycARTICLES. EBSCO. AUC library, Cairo, Egypt. 26 Apr. 2009 http://0-search.ebscohost.com.lib.aucegypt.edu/login.aspx?direct=true&db=pdh&AN=dev-10-3-418&site=ehost-live.

 

A Book on the Subject:

Television and the aggressive child: a cross-national comparison, edited by L. Rowell Huesmann and Leonard D.  Eron. Published in 1986 by L. Erlbaum Associates. HQ784. T4 T446 1986.

 

A Film on the Subject:

Beyond good and evil:children, media and violent times Dir.Picker,Miguel. Media Foundation, 2003.

 

A Current News Article on the Subject:

“is exposure to media violence a public-health risk?.” The Lancet 371(2008): 1137. Print

 

A website:

“Children and Media Violence.” MediaWise. 11Jun2008. National Institute on Media + the Family. 10 May 2009 <http://www.mediafamily.org/facts/facts_vlent.shtml&gt;. A Popular Non-news Article:

 

A Popular Non-news Article on  the Subject:

Gamer, Crispy. “1 in 10 Young Gamers Addicted, Says New Study.” 20Apr2009 Web.10 May 2009. <http://news.google.com/news?pz=1&ned=us&hl=en&q=%22media+violence+and+children%22&gt;.

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Blog-10

May 10, 2009

1)Three skills i learnt in LALT:

-How to search for information more effectivley

-How to use the library’s resources

-How to evaluate websites

 

2)I think we should have learnt about refworks because I need help managing my citations.

 

3)It was interesting to learn about blogging and realize that the information I post can reach anyone on the planet. It is also really easy to use and makes handing in assignments very easy.

 

4)I liked using wordpress and had no problems with it.

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May 3, 2009

The latest on “the effects of media violence in children” from:

1) Google news:

“supreme court upholds “fleeting” profanity rule.” google news. 01may2009. beaumont enterprise. 3 May 2009 http://news.google.com/news?pz=1&ned=us&hl=en&q=media+violence+and+children.

2)LexisNexis:

“is exposure to media violence a public-health risk?.” The Lancet 371(2008): 1137. Print.

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April 26, 2009

First Scholarly Article from PsycArticles:

Drabman, Ronald S., and Margaret H. Thomas.. “Does media violence increase children’s toleration of real-life aggression?.” Developmental Psychology 10.3 (May 1974): 418-421. PsycARTICLES. EBSCO. Auc library, Cairo, Egypt. 26 Apr. 2009 http://0-search.ebscohost.com.lib.aucegypt.edu/login.aspx?direct=true&db=pdh&AN=dev-10-3-418&site=ehost-live.

 

Second Scholarly Article from PsycInfo:

Donnerstein, Edward, and Stacy L. Smith.. “Impact of media violence on children, adolescents, and adults.” Perspectives on psychology and the media. 29-68. Washington, DC US: American Psychological Association, 1997. PsycINFO. EBSCO. AUC library, Cairo, Egypt. 26 Apr. 2009 http://0-search.ebscohost.com.lib.aucegypt.edu/login.aspx?direct=true&db=psyh&AN=2004-14133-002&site=ehost-live.

 

Blog-7

April 5, 2009

         PsycARTICLES deals with anything that has to do with psychology and not just a narrow range of topics.it coverrs a pretty wide time span; from 1988 till the present time.The full texts are avaliable in the english language.It contains only journal articles. It is avaliable for use only on campus.

        PsycINFO also deals with anything related to psycology as well aspsychiatryand sociology . It covers articles published since 1872 till the present however, the full texts may not always be avaliable. It  is updated weekly. It contains dissertations, books, book chaptersjournals and other documents. It is avaliable for use off campus.

       I would probably use PsycINFO if I just want to look up something since it would yield more results quicker but for an indepth research i would probably use psycARTICLES since the articles are more relevant and it produces fewer results so going through the articles would be less time consuming plus the full texts are avaliable.

Blog-6

March 29, 2009

my research question: What are the effects of media violence on children?

Related academic disciplines:

-Psychology

-Sociology

-Journalism, media and mass communication

Related Majors and Minors:

-Psycology

-Journalism and mass communication

-Sociology

Helpful Databases:

-PsycARTICLES ; it contains texts on current issues from 1988 till now, and since my research topic is not obscure and  a lot of research has been carried out in this specific field there will definetley be articles on it specially since the time span is pretty large.

-PsycINFO ; it includes a lot of material on psycological and social science research, which are two fields I’m interested in.

Blog-5

March 22, 2009

I have choosen to research the effects of media violence on children

1)A book on the topic from the AUC library

Television and the aggressive child: a cross-national comparison, edited by L. Rowell Huesmann and Leonard D.  Eron. Published in 1986 by L. Erlbaum Associates. HQ784. T4 T446 1986

2)A book published between 2002 2nd 2004

Children and Television, by Brian Simpson. Published in 2004 by Continuum. HQ784.T4 S45 2004

3)A film held by AUC

Life and Debt HV6250. 4.C48 L54 1992

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March 9, 2009

I have choosen to research:

What effect does violence in the media have on children?

There were 149 results corresponding to the research question

Article in APA style:

Cheng, T., Brenner, R., Wright, J., Sachs, H., Moyer, P., & Rao, M. (2004, July). Children’s Violent Television Viewing: Are Parents Monitoring?. Pediatrics, 114(1), 94-99. Retrieved March 1, 2009, from Academic Search Complete database.

The result for searching for scholarly articles was 49

Article in MLA style:

Nathanson, Amy I. “Factual and Evaluative Approaches to Modifying Children’s Responses to Violent Television.” Journal of Communication 54.2 (June 2004): 321-336. Academic Search Complete. EBSCO. [Library name], [City], [State abbreviation]. 1 Mar. 2009 <http://0-search.ebscohost.com.lib.aucegypt.edu/login.aspx?direct=true&db=a9h&AN=13286329&site=ehost-live&gt;.

Lucy Jones’ article citation in MLA style:

 

Blog-3

February 22, 2009

Research question: How does downloading freemusic and movies, or watching illegal copies affect the music and film industry

Piracy and film idustry

Citation:

Shiu, Stephen K. “Motion Picture Piracy: Controlling the Seemingly Endless Supply of Counterfeit Optical Discs in Taiwan.” Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law 39.2 (Mar. 2006): 607-643. Academic Search Complete. EBSCO. [Library name], [City], [State abbreviation]. 22 Feb. 2009 http://0-search.ebscohost.com.lib.aucegypt.edu/login.aspx?direct=true&db=a9h&AN=21559336&site=ehost-live.

Athique, Adrian. “The global dynamics of Indian media piracy: export markets, playback media and the informal economy.” Media, Culture & Society 30.5 (Sep. 2008): 699-717. Academic Search Complete. EBSCO. [Library name], [City], [State abbreviation]. 22 Feb. 2009 http://0-search.ebscohost.com.lib.aucegypt.edu/login.aspx?direct=true&db=a9h&AN=34364740&site=ehost-live.

 

third week

February 21, 2009

i honestly think that youtube is the best inention since sliced bread i love the idea of being able to watch anything at practically anytime the old days of racing home to catch the five ocklock news are sooo totally dead. this is my latest find http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FIamScAmIso ( the link chain refused to work)