I’ve had my head in this psychology book most of the day. I’m the speediest reader in the world of students’ work, but I’m b******d if I can speed-read through this stuff. Still, I’ve made some progress and I think I can return the book to the library tomorrow. I’ve just focused on picking out approaches and studies that would be helpful were I to consider carrying out the research myself. Which I know I’m not going to do, but actually I’m thinking that’s a bit of a shame!
Anyway, the next area of study needs to be ‘Feminist’ psychology, and I need to do some research to see if I can find some up-to-date papers looking at the issues of on-line abuse in general, and misogynist abuse in particular, especially within the confines of on-line gaming.
While reading, I remembered this page about the Effects Theory that I used to direct my students to in media studies. David Gauntlett is a bit of a hero of mine. And really, really miss teaching Media Studies.