Plugged in: How Media Attract and Affect Youth


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Yale University Press
Publish Date
April 25, 2017
6.3 X 1.3 X 9.3 inches | 1.45 pounds
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About the Author

Patti M. Valkenburg is a university distinguished professor of media, youth, and society at the University of Amsterdam. She has published over 160 academic articles on children, media, and technology. Her work has received numerous awards in both Europe and the United States. Jessica Taylor Piotrowski is an associate professor of youth and media entertainment and the director of CcaM, the Center for Research on Children, Adolescents, and the Media, at the University of Amsterdam. She is a consultant for the children's media industry. Her work appears regularly in communication, psychology, and education journals.


"Screen media are among the most pervasive influences in the lives of infants, children, and adolescents. A cutting-edge and forward-thinking book of this sort is greatly needed."--Heather Kirkorian, University of Wisconsin-Madison--Heather Kirkorian
"Patti Valkenburg is a prominent scholar of media and children and one of the most prolific scholars of communication globally. Jessica Taylor Piotrowski is a rising star in our field and one of the leading scholars of the upcoming generation. Together, these two are a powerhouse."--Dafna Lemish, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
--Dafna Lemish

"This carefully researched and deeply insightful book offers new perspectives on the role of media in the lives of children and adolescents."--Amy B. Jordan, The Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania

--Amy B. Jordan
"This essential book combines history with analysis to offer a roadmap on children and media research. It provides a launch pad for scholars and an accessible read to all."--David Kleeman, Dubit Limited
--David Kleeman
"Ambitious and comprehensive, this excellent book offers a compelling and readable overview of the relationship between young people and the media, informed by diverse theoretical perspectives and a wealth of empirical research. Professors Valkenburg and Piotrowski admirably cover the full spectrum of age groups and a broad range of key issues that are of primary concern to parents, educators, practitioners and indeed, young people themselves."--Sun Sun Lim, Singapore University of Technology and Design
--Sun Sun Lim