Barbara Jan Wilson

Executive Vice President & Vice President for Academic Affairs, U of I System

1984 …2017
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Research Output 1984 2017

2017

Screen violence and youth behavior

Anderson, C. A., Bushman, B. J., Bartholow, B. D., Cantor, J., Christakis, D., Coyne, S. M., Donnerstein, E., Brockmyer, J. F., Gentile, D. A., Green, C. S., Huesmann, R., Hummer, T., Krahé, B., Strasburger, V. C., Warburton, W., Wilson, B. J. & Ybarra, M., Nov 2017, In : Pediatrics. 140, p. S142-S147

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Violence
Video Games
Aggression
Helping Behavior
Social Behavior
2014

Children, Adolescents, and the Media

Strasburger, V. C., Wilson, B. J. & Jordan, A. B., 2014, 3 ed. Sage Publications. 672 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

adolescent
media impact
emotional development
cognitive development
Jordan
2013
movies
love
popularity
content analysis
Students
2012

Mean on the Screen: Social Aggression in Programs Popular With Children

Martins, N. & Wilson, B. J., Dec 2012, In : Journal of Communication. 62, 6, p. 991-1009 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Television
aggression
popular television
television program
cognitive theory

Social aggression on television and its relationship to children's aggression in the classroom

Martins, N. & Wilson, B. J., Jan 1 2012, In : Human Communication Research. 38, 1, p. 48-71 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Television
Aggression
aggression
television
classroom

The media and family communication

Wilson, B. J. & Drogos, K. L., Jan 1 2012, The Routledge Handbook of Family Communication. Taylor and Francis, p. 424-447 24 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

communication
television
DVD
parents
CD
2011

Genre differences in the portrayal of social aggression in programs popular with children

Martins, N. & Wilson, B. J., Apr 1 2011, In : Communication Research Reports. 28, 2, p. 130-140 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

aggression
genre
programming
cognitive theory
content analysis

Liking violence and action: An examination of gender differences in children's processing of animated content

Weaver, A. J., Jensen, J. D., Martins, N., Hurley, R. J. & Wilson, B. J., Jan 1 2011, In : Media Psychology. 14, 1, p. 49-70 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Violence
Cartoons
gender-specific factors
cartoon
violence

Parental Communication About Kidnapping Stories in the US News

Martins, N. & Wilson, B. J., May 1 2011, In : Journal of Children and Media. 5, 2, p. 132-146

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Telephone
Logistics
parents
news
communication
2010

Content analysis of entertainment television: New methodological developments

Potter, J., Linz, D., Wilson, B. J., Kunkel, D., Donnerstein, E., Smith, S. L., Blumenthal, E. & Gray, T., Jan 1 2010, Television Violence and Public Policy. University of Michigan Press, p. 55-104 50 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

entertainment
television
content analysis

Content analysis of entertainment television: The 1994-95 results

Wilson, B. J., Smith, S. L., Potter, J., Linz, D., Donnerstein, E., Kunkel, D., Blumenthal, E. & Gray, T., Jan 1 2010, Television Violence and Public Policy. University of Michigan Press, p. 105-148 44 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

entertainment
television
content analysis

Content analysis of entertainment television: Implications for public policy

Kunkel, D., Wilson, B. J., Potter, J., Linz, D., Donnerstein, E., Smith, S. L. & Blumenthal, E., Jan 1 2010, Television Violence and Public Policy. University of Michigan Press, p. 149-162 14 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

entertainment
television
content analysis
public policy

Content analysis of entertainment television: The importance of context

Wilson, B. J., Donnerstein, E., Linz, D., Kunkel, D., Potter, J., Smith, S. L., Blumenthal, E. & Gray, T., Jan 1 2010, Television Violence and Public Policy. University of Michigan Press, p. 13-54 42 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

entertainment
television
content analysis
2009

Introduction: Media and Children's Development

Calvert, S. L. & Wilson, B. J., Feb 23 2009, The Handbook of Children, Media, and Development. Blackwell Publishing Ltd., p. 1-4 4 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingForeword/postscript

Media Violence and Aggression in Youth

Wilson, B. J., Feb 23 2009, The Handbook of Children, Media, and Development. Blackwell Publishing Ltd., p. 235-267 33 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

aggression
violence

The Handbook of Children, Media, and Development

Calvert, S. L. (ed.) & Wilson, B. J. (ed.), Feb 23 2009, Blackwell Publishing Ltd. 614 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

media policy
communication sciences
developmental psychology
digital media
research policy

The role of graphic and sanitized violence in the enjoyment of television dramas

Weaver, A. J. & Wilson, B. J., Jul 1 2009, In : Human Communication Research. 35, 3, p. 442-463 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Drama
Television
Violence
drama
television
2008

Media and children's aggression, fear, and altruism

Wilson, B. J., Mar 1 2008, In : Future of Children. 18, 1, p. 87-118 32 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Altruism
altruism
Aggression
aggression
Fear
2007
Communication
Health
Automatic Data Processing
Psychology
2005

Children's and parents' fright reactions to kidnapping stories in the news

Wilson, B. J., Martins, N. & Marske, A. L., Dec 1 2005, In : Communication Monographs. 72, 1, p. 46-70 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Telephone
parents
news
cultivation theory
information process

The impact of violent music on youth

Wilson, B. J. & Martins, N., Jan 1 2005, Handbook of Children, Culture, and Violence. SAGE Publications Inc., p. 179-202 24 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

music
2004

Brandishing Guns in American Media: Two Studies Examining How Often and in What Context Firearms Appear on Television and in Popular Video Games

Smith, S. L., Lachlan, K., Pieper, K. M., Boyson, A. R., Wilson, B. J., Tamborini, R. & Weber, R., Dec 1 2004, In : Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media. 48, 4, p. 584-606

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

computer game
Television
television
violence
electronic media
2003

Media and Violence: Intervention Strategies for Reducing Aggression

Cantor, J. & Wilson, B. J., Jan 1 2003, In : Media Psychology. 5, 4, p. 363-403 41 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

intervention strategy
Aggression
Violence
aggression
violence
2002

Children's comprehension of and fear reactions to television news

Smith, S. L. & Wilson, B. J., Jan 1 2002, In : Media Psychology. 4, 1, p. 1-26 26 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Television
Fear
television
comprehension
news

Counteracting the effects of female stereotypes on television via active mediation

Nathanson, A. I., Wilson, B. J., McGee, J. & Sebastian, M., Dec 1 2002, In : Journal of Communication. 52, 4, p. 922-937 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Television
mediation
stereotype
television
children's program

Engaging in violence on American television: A comparison of child, teen, and adult perpetrators

Wilson, B. J., Colvin, C. M. & Smith, S. L., Mar 1 2002, In : Journal of Communication. 52, 1, p. 36-60 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Television
television
violence
social learning
aggression

Prime-time television: Assessing violence during the most popular viewing hours

Smith, S. L., Nathanson, A. I. & Wilson, B. J., Mar 1 2002, In : Journal of Communication. 52, 1, p. 84-111 28 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

prime time
Television
television
genre
violence

Violence in children's television programming: Assessing the risks

Wilson, B. J., Smith, S. L., Potter, W. J., Kunkel, D., Linz, D., Colvin, C. M. & Donnerstein, E., Mar 1 2002, In : Journal of Communication. 52, 1, p. 5-35 31 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

children's television
Television
programming
violence
television
2000

Children's reactions to a television news story: The impact of video footage and proximity of the crime

Smith, S. L. & Wilson, B. J., Oct 2000, In : Communication Research. 27, 5, p. 641-673 33 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Crime
Television
television
news
video
1998
family situation
Emotions
emotion
Television
school grade
1996

Emotional portrayals in family television series that are popular among children

Weiss, A. J. & Wilson, B. J., Jan 1 1996, In : Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media. 40, 1, p. 1-29 29 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

television series
Television
emotion
agent of socialization
family situation
1995

Measuring Television Violence: The Importance of Context

Kunkel, D., Wilson, B., Donnerstein, E., Linz, D., Smith, S., Gray, T., Blumenthal, E. & Potter, W. J., Mar 1995, In : Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media. 39, 2, p. 284-291 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

television
violence
1994

A challenge to communication empiricists: Let's be more forthcoming about what we do

Wilson, B. J., Mar 1994, In : Western Journal of Communication. 58, 1, p. 25-31 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

communication
Communication
Empiricist
1993

Prior Exposure to Creatures From a Horror Film: Live Versus Photographic Representations

WEISS, AUDREY. J., IMRICH, DOROTHY. J. & Wilson, B. J., Sep 1993, In : Human Communication Research. 20, 1, p. 41-66 26 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

horror film
Motion Pictures
movies
psychotherapy
Fear

The Effects of Sibling Coviewing on Preschoolers' Reactions to a Suspenseful Movie Scene

Wilson, B. J. & Weiss, A. J., Apr 1993, In : Communication Research. 20, 2, p. 214-248 35 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

movies
Television
television
Experiments
Preschoolers
1992

Developmental Differences in Children’s Reactions to a Toy Advertisement Linked to a Toy-Based Cartoon

Wilson, B. J. & Weiss, A. J., Sep 1 1992, In : Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media. 36, 4, p. 371-394 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

cartoon
toy
Experiments
age group
Group

On the Regulation of Broadcast Indecency to Protect Children

Donnerstein, E., Wilson, B. J. & Linz, D., Jan 1 1992, In : Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media. 36, 1, p. 111-117 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Hinges
broadcast
empirical research
regulation
evidence

The Impact of Social Issue Television Programming on Attitudes Toward Rape

Wilson, B. J., LINZ, DANIEL., DONNERSTEIN, EDWARD. & STIPP, HORST., Dec 1992, In : Human Communication Research. 19, 2, p. 179-208 30 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Rape
Television
Motion Pictures
social issue
movies
1991

Children's Reactions to Dreams Conveyed in Mass Media Programming

Wilson, B. J., Jun 1991, In : Communication Research. 18, 3, p. 283-305 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

mass media
programming
Experiments
movies
age group

The effects of two reality explanations on children's reactions to a frightening movie scene

Wilson, B. J. & Weiss, A. J., Sep 1991, In : Communication Monographs. 58, 3, p. 307-326 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

movies
Experiments
interpretation
Movies
age group
1990

Applying Social Science Research to Film Ratings: A Shift from Offensiveness to Harmful Effects

Wilson, B. J., Linz, D. & Randall, B., Sep 1990, In : Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media. 34, 4, p. 443-468 26 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Motion pictures
Social sciences
social science
rating
parents
1989

Desensitizing Children's Emotional Reactions to the Mass Media

Wilson, B. J., Dec 1989, In : Communication Research. 16, 6, p. 723-745 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

mass media
psychotherapy
school grade
interpretation
Experiments
movies
Experiments
age group
school grade
interpretation
1988

Helping children cope with frightening media presentations

Cantor, J. & Wilson, B. J., Mar 1 1988, In : Current Psychology. 7, 1, p. 58-75 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1987

Children's perceptions of the effectiveness of techniques to reduce fear from mass media

Wilson, B. J., Hoffner, C. & Cantor, J., Jan 1 1987, In : Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology. 8, 1, p. 39-52 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Mass Media
Fear
Aptitude
Fantasy
Television
Mass Media
mass media
Fear
anxiety
1986

Emotional responses to a televised nuclear holocaust film

Cantor, J., Hoffner, C. & Wilson, B. J., Apr 1986, In : Communication Research. 13, 2, p. 257-277 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Holocaust
movies
Television
Telephone
parents
1985

Developmental differences in empathy with a television protagonist's fear

Wilson, B. J. & Cantor, J., Apr 1985, In : Journal of Experimental Child Psychology. 39, 2, p. 284-299 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Television
Fear
Videotape Recording
Emotions
1984

Modifying fear responses to mass media in preschool and elementary school children

Cantor, J. & Wilson, B. J., Sep 1 1984, In : Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media. 28, 4, p. 431-443

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle