Barbara Jan Wilson

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

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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

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2013
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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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2009

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.

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2007
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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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1998
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.

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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.

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1993

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

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

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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.

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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.

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The Impact of Social Issue Television Programming on Attitudes Toward Rape

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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