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Description - How Fantasy Becomes Reality by Karen E. Dill-Shackleford

From smartphones to social media, from streaming videos to fitness bands, our devices bring us information and entertainment all day long, forming an intimate part of our lives. Their ubiquity represents a major shift in human experience, and although we often hold our devices dear, we do not always fully appreciate how their nearly constant presence can influence our lives for better and for worse.

In this second edition of How Fantasy Becomes Reality, social psychologist Karen E. Dill-Shackleford explains what the latest science tells us about how our devices influence our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. In engaging, conversational prose, she discusses both the benefits and the risks that come with our current level of media saturation. The wide-ranging conversation explores Avatar, Mad Men, Grand Theft Auto, and Comic Con to address critical issues
such as media violence, portrayals of social groups, political coverage, and fandom. Her conclusions will empower readers to make our favorite sources of entertainment and information work for us and not against us.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780190239299
ISBN-10: 0190239298
Format: Hardback
(241mm x 170mm x 27mm)
Pages: 280
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 2-Dec-2015
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Karen E. Dill-Shackleford

Karen E. Dill-Shackleford is a social psychologist who studies the role of media in everyday life. Some of her special areas of interest are the psychology of engagement with narrative, violence and violence prevention, portrayals of race and gender, and fandom.