Handbook of Children and the Media / Edition 1

Handbook of Children and the Media / Edition 1

by Dorothy G. Singer, Jerome L. Singer, PhD

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ISBN-10: 0761919554

ISBN-13: 9780761919551

Pub. Date: 06/27/2002

Publisher: SAGE Publications

"A readable handbook that is certain to be an important resource for students, scholars, and researchers in a variety of disciplines. "


From Internet censorship to levels of television exposure, the effects of mass media on children is one of the most widely debated issues in our society.


"A readable handbook that is certain to be an important resource for students, scholars, and researchers in a variety of disciplines. "


From Internet censorship to levels of television exposure, the effects of mass media on children is one of the most widely debated issues in our society. Bringing together an interdisciplinary group of renowned scholars from around the world, the Handbook of Children and the Media is the first and only all-inclusive, comprehensive analysis of the field for students and scholars. This book summarizes the current scope of research on children and the media, suggests directions for future research, and attempts to provide students with a deliberate examination of how children use, enjoy, learn from, and are advantaged or disadvantaged by regular exposure to television and other electronic media.

The Handbook of Children and the Media is an outstanding text for classes and will provide students in communication, psychology, family studies, education, sociology, public policy, and related fields with a valuable reference work as they continue their studies in this important area. Beyond the classroom setting, policymakers, media professionals, and concerned parents will all find much to value in this landmark volume.

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Table of Contents

Introduction - Dorothy G Singer and Jerome L Singer
Why a Handbook on Children and the Media?
Children's Uses and Gratifications
History of Children's Use of the Electronic Media - Haejung Paik
Free Reading - Roger Desmond
Implications for Child Development
Uses of Television and Other Film-Related Media - George Comstock and Erica Scharrer
New Forms of Electronic Media - Kaveri Subrahmanyam et al
The Impact of Interactive Games and the Internet on Cognition, Socialization and Behavior
Cognitive Functions and School Readiness Skills
Attention, Comprehension and the Educational Influences of Television - David S Bickham, John C Wright and Aletha C Huston
Television and the Child's Developing Imagination - Patti M Valkenburg
Television as Incidental Language Teacher - Letitia R Naigles and Lara Mayeux
Creating Vigilance for Better Learning from Television - Dorina Miron, Jennings Bryant and Dolf Zillman
Prosocial Effects on Children's Social Interactions - Marie-Louise Mares and Emory H Woodward
Some Hazards of Television-Viewing
Fears, Aggression and Sexual Attitudes
The Media and Children's Fears, Anxieties and Perceptions of Danger - Joanne Cantor
Effects of Televised Violence on Aggression - L Rowell Huesmann
Media Violence in Cross-Cultural Perspective - Jo Groebel
A Global Study on Children's Media Behavior and Some Educational Implications
Research on Sex in the Media - Neil M Malamuth and Emily A Impett
What Do We Know about Effects on Children and Adolescents?
Sex in the Media - Ed Donnerstein and Stacy Smith
Theory, Influences and Solutions
Mass Media and Identity Development - Nina Huntemann and Michael Morgan
Media and the Family - Robert Kubey and Barna William Donovan
Television's Gender-Role Images and Contribution to Stereotyping - Nancy Signorielli
Past, Present and Future
Television, Children and Multicultural Awareness - Gordon L Berry and Joy Keiko Asamen
Comprehending the Medium in a Complex Multimedia Society
Children and Television Advertising - Dale Kunkel
Popular Music in Childhood and Adolescence - Donald F Roberts and Peter G Christienson
Children, Adolescents, Drugs and the Media - Victor C Strasburger
Television Food Advertising - Katherine Battle Horgen, Molly Choate and Kelly D Brownell
Targeting Children in a Toxic Environment
Television and Morality - Lawrence I Rosenkoetter
The Economic Structure of the Commercial Electronic Children's Media Industries - J Cory Allen
Broadcast Networks and the Children's Television Business - Alison Alexander
Serving the Very Young and Restless - Jerry Franklin, Larry Rifkin and Patrice Pascual
Children's Programming on Public Television
Prix Jeunesse as a Force for Cultural Diversity - David W Kleeman
Cable Television - Peter J Dirr
Gateway to Educational Resources for Development at all Ages
Children, the Internet and Other New Technologies - Todd Tarpley
Hazards and Possibilities of Commercial TV in the Schools - Ellen Wartella and Nancy Jennings
The Role of Research in Educational Television - Michael Cohen
Children and Media Policy - Dale Kunkel and Brian Wilcox
Industry Standards and Practices - Karen Hill-Scott
Compliance with the Children's Television Act
Child and Parent Responses to the Age-Based and Content-Based Television Ratings - Bradley S Greenberg and Lynn Rampoldi-Hnilo
Digital Kids - Kathryn C Montgomery
The New Online Children's Consumer Culture
Public Policy and Private Practice - Amy B Jordan
Government Regulations and Parental Control of Children's Television Use in the Home
Parents and Other Adults - Marjorie J Hogan
Models and Monitors of Healthy Media Habits
Media Literacy and Critical Television Viewing in Education - James A Brown
Children's Advocacy Groups - Laurie Trotta
A History and Analysis

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