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Television and Child Development : Lea's Communication (Paperback) - Judith Van Evra

Television and Child Development

Lea's Communication (Paperback)

Paperback Published: 30th March 2004
ISBN: 9780805848649
Number Of Pages: 302

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Television continues to play a major role in the lives of most children and adolescents, but current research also reflects the explosive growth in new technologies and their widespread use by young people. Integrating information from communication literature as well as from child development and other psychological domains, author Judith Van Evra presents a summary and synthesis of what is currently known about the media's impact on children's physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development, to help discern the complex and significant interplay between other forces in a child's life and the use of various media.
This third edition contains updated and expanded coverage of research findings and a review of changing trends in media use including computers, the Internet, books and magazines, music videos, and video games as well as television. New chapters focus on basic research designs and methodologies; cultural diversity; health-related matters and lifestyle choices; media's impact on various social-emotional aspects of a child's development; the use of technology for information and for entertainment; and intervention possibilities, parent strategies, and education. An overall conclusions section at the end of the book provides a cogent summary of findings to date and stimulates discussion of questions and ideas for future research.
"Television and Child Development" explores how, and to what extent, television and other media actually affect children, and what role other variables may play in mediating their impact, so that we can maximize technology's potential for enriching children's cognitive, social, and emotional development, while at the same time minimizing any negative influence. This text is appropriate for researchers, teachers, and students in communications, developmental and social psychology, and education, as well as in areas of advertising, leisure studies, family studies, and health promotion.

Contents:Preface. Introduction
Theoretical Perspectives and Research Methodology
Theoretical Perspectives
Research Methodologies
Cognitive Aspects of Media Experience
Information Processing
Language, Reading, and Academic Achievement
Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Aspects of Media Experience
Violence and Aggression
Cultural Diversity
Advertising and Behavior
Television and Family
Health-Related Issues
Social/Emotional Issues
Other Technologies
New Technologies and Computer Usage
Technology for Information
Technology for Entertainment
Interventions and Conclusions
Intervention Strategies
Summary, Conclusions, and Future Directions
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ISBN: 9780805848649
ISBN-10: 0805848649
Series: Lea's Communication (Paperback)
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 302
Published: 30th March 2004
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.01 x 15.09  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 3
Edition Type: New edition