Two Decades of Cultivation Research: An Appraisal and Meta-Analysis

  title={Two Decades of Cultivation Research: An Appraisal and Meta-Analysis},
  author={M. Morgan and J. Shanahan},
  journal={Annals of the International Communication Association},
This chapter presents a theoretical review and meta-analysis of cultivation research. The authors examine the roots of cultivation analysis, as developed by George Gerbner and colleagues, and review the progress made in cultivation research since its inception in the 1970s. They also review some of the critiques that have been made of cultivation theory over the years and provide their own critical review and responses. They then offer a meta-analysis of empirical findings from 20 years of… Expand
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