The Routledge Handbook of Media Use and Well-Being

The Routledge Handbook of Media Use and Well-Being : International Perspectives on Theory and Research on Positive Media Effects

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The Routledge Handbook of Media Use and Well-Being serves as the first international review of the current state of this fast-developing area of research. The volume provides a multifaceted perspective on the beneficial as well as the detrimental effects of media exposure on psychological health and well-being. As a "first-mover," it will define the field of media use and well-being and provide an essential resource for research and teaching in this area. The volume is structured along four central considerations: * Processes presents concepts that provide a theoretical bridge between media use and well-being, such as psychological need satisfaction, recovery from stress and strain, self-presentation and self-enhancement, or parasocial interactions with media characters, providing a comprehensive understanding of the underlying processes that drive psychological health and well-being through media. * Moderators examines both risk factors that promote negative effects on well-being and protective factors that foster positive media effects. * Contexts bridges the gap between theory and "real life" by illustrating how media use can influence well-being and satisfaction in very different life domains, covering the full spectrum of everyday life by addressing the public, private, and work spheres. * Audiences takes a look at the influence of life phases and life situations on the interplay of media use and well-being, questioning whether various user groups differ with regard to the effects of media exposure. Bringing together the expertise of outstanding international scholars from multiple disciplines, including communication, media psychology, social psychology, clinical psychology, and media education, this handbook sheds new light on the role of media in influencing and affecting emotions.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 484 pages
  • 178 x 254 x 25.4mm | 1,020g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 5 black & white tables
  • 1138886580
  • 9781138886582
  • 2,210,601

About Leonard Reinecke

Leonard Reinecke is Assistant Professor of Communication at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany. Mary Beth Oliver is Professor of Communication at the Pennsylvania State University.show more

Table of contents

Table of Contents I. Introduction: What is well-being? 1 Leonard Reinecke and Mary Beth Oliver Media Use and Well-Being: Status Quo and Open Questions 2 Veronika Huta An Overview of Hedonic and Eudaimonic Well-being Concepts 3 C. Scott Rigby and Richard M. Ryan Time Well-Spent? Motivation for Entertainment Media and its Eudaimonic Aspects Through the Lens of Self-Determination Theory II. Processes: Psychological Mechanisms Connecting Media Use and Well- Being 4 Robin Nabi and Abby Prestin The Tie that Binds: Reflecting on Emotion's Role in the Relationship between Media Use and Subjective Well-Being 5 Melissa J. Robinson and Silvia Knobloch-Westerwick Mood Management Through Selective Media Use for Health and Well-Being 6 Anne Bartsch and Mary Beth Oliver Appreciation of Meaningful Entertainment Experiences and Eudaimonic Well-Being 7 Diana Rieger Meaning, Mortality Salience, and Media Use 8 Leonard Reinecke and Allison Eden Media Use and Recreation: Media-induced Recovery as a Link between Media Exposure and Well-Being 9 Mike Slater and Jonathan Cohen Identification, TEBOTS, and Vicarious Wisdom of Experience: Narrative and the Self 10 Tilo Hartmann Parasocial Interaction, Parasocial Relationships, and Well-Being 11 Sven Joeckel and Leyla Dogruel From Moral Corruption to Moral Management - Media's Influence on People's Morality and Well-Being 12 Christoph Klimmt Self-Efficacy: Mediated Experiences and Expectations of Making a Difference 13 Catalina Toma Taking the Good with the Bad: Effects of Facebook Self-presentation on Emotional Well-Being 14 Rene Weber, Richard Huskey, and Britney Craighead Flow Experiences and Well-Being: A Media Neuroscience Perspective III. Moderators: Intervening Factors Determining the Risks and Benefits of Media Use 15 Alice E. Hall Personality, Media, and Well-Being 16 Wilhelm Hofmann, Leonard Reinecke, and Adrian Meier (Failed) Self-Control and Media Procrastination 17 Kai W. Muller, Michael Dreier, and Klaus Wolfling Excessive and addictive use of the Internet - Prevalence, related contents, predictors, and psychological consequences 18 Dorothee Hefner and Peter Vorderer Digital Stress: Permanent Connectedness and Media Multitasking 19 Erica Scharrer, Laras Sekarasih, and Christine Olson Media, Youth, and Well Being: What are the Outcomes of Media Literacy Education? 20 Eric E. Rasmussen and Rebecca Densley The Role of Parents in Shaping the Influence of Media Exposure on Children's Well-Being 21 Jessica Vitak A Digital Path to Happiness? Applying Communication Privacy Management Theory to Mediated Interactions IV. Contexts: Media Use and Well-Being in Different Spheres of Life 22 Leticia Bode and G. Isaac W. Riddle Political Well-being and Media Use: An Overview and a Look Ahead 23 Sabine Trepte and Michael Scharkow Friends and Live-Savers: How Social Capital and Social Support Received in Media Environments Contribute to Well-Being 24 Matthias R. Hastall Well-Being in the Context of Health Communication and Health Education 25 Wei Peng and Tom Day Media Use and Physical Fitness: From Time Displacement to Exergaming 26 Sabine Sonnentag and Alexander Pundt Media use and work-life-balance 27 Sophie H. Janicke and Arthur A. Raney Spirituality, Media, and Well-Being V. Audiences: Media use and well-being over the lifespan and in different user populations 28 Xiaojun Sun and Kaveri Subrahmanyam Media use and Youth Well-being 29 Matthias Hofer Older Adults' Media Use and Well-Being: Media as a Resource in the Process of Successful Aging 30 Dara Greenwood Gender Considerations of Media Content, Uses, and Impact on Well-Being 31 Dana Mastro The Role of Media in the Well-Being of Racial and Ethnic Groups 32 Bradley J. Bond LGBT: Media Use and Sexual Identity 33 Jinhee Kim Cultural Differences in Media and Well-Beingshow more