The Handbook of Children, Media and Development / Edition 1

The Handbook of Children, Media and Development / Edition 1

by Sandra L. Calvert
     
 

Every day children spend a significant amount of their waking time watching and interacting with media. Once a mass experience that was generally one-way and observational, media have increasingly become more interactive. Cell phones, DVDs, plasma monitors, and wireless interfaces add increased control, clarity, and access to media wherever children may be.

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Overview

Every day children spend a significant amount of their waking time watching and interacting with media. Once a mass experience that was generally one-way and observational, media have increasingly become more interactive. Cell phones, DVDs, plasma monitors, and wireless interfaces add increased control, clarity, and access to media wherever children may be.

Media use starts early, in the first year of life. Initial experiences are controlled by parents and caregivers, but increasingly give way to children’s preferences as favorite programs and preferred modes of interaction emerge. The degree to which these experiences are a positive as well as a negative source of developmental change in the cognitive, social, and health areas is an ongoing intellectual debate with significant implications for today’s society.

The Handbook of Children, Media, and Development brings together an interdisciplinary group of experts in the fields of developmental psychology, developmental science, communication, and medicine to provide an authoritative, comprehensive, up-to-date look at the empirical research on media and media policies within the field.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405144179
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
07/28/2008
Series:
Handbooks in Communication and Media Series, #1
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
640
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 9.80(h) x 1.60(d)

Table of Contents

Notes on Editors and Contributors.

Foreword: Aletha C. Huston: (University of Texas at Austin).

Introduction: Media and Children’s Development: Sandra L. Calvert (Georgetown University), Barbara J. Wilson (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign).

Part I: Historical, Conceptual, and Financial Underpinnings of Media:.

1. Historical and Recurring Concerns about Children’s Use of the Mass Media: Ellen Wartella (University of California, Riverside), Michael Robb (University of California, Riverside).

2. Business Models for Children’s Media: Alice Cahn (Cartoon Network), Terry Kalagian (Kalagian Productions), Catherine Lyon (Children’s Media Development Consultant).

Part II: Media Access and Differential Use Patterns:.

3. Media Use Across Childhood: Access, Time, and Content: Ronda Scantlin (University of Dayton).

4. Children, Race, Ethnicity, and Media: Bradley S. Greenberg (Michigan State University), Dana E. Mastro (University of Arizona).

5. Gender, Media Use, and Effects: Stacey J. T. Hust (Washington State University), Jane D. Brown (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill).

6. Media and the Family: Alison Alexander (University of Georgia).

Part III: Cognitive Effects of Media: How and What Children Learn:.

7. Attention and Learning from Media during Infancy and Early Childhood: Rachel Barr (Georgetown University).

8. Media Symbol Systems and Cognitive Processes: Kaveri Subrahmanyam (California State University), Patricia Greenfield (University of California, Los Angeles).

9. Learning from Educational Media: Heather L. Kirkorian (University of Massachusetts), Daniel R. Anderson (University of Massachusetts).

10. News, Reality Shows, and Children’s Fears: Examining Content Patterns, Theories, and Negative Effects: Stacy L. Smith (University of Southern California), Katherine M. Pieper (University of Southern California), Emily J. Moyer-Guse (University of California, Santa Barbara).

Part IV: Social Effects of Media:.

11. Media Violence and Aggression in Youth: Barbara J. Wilson (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign).

12. Prosocial Effects of Media Exposure: Marie-Louise Mares (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Edward Palmer (Davidson College), Tia Sullivan (Riley Institute’s Center for Education Policy and Leadership).

13. Make-Believe Play, Imagination, and Creativity: Links to Children’s Media Exposure: Dorothy G. Singer (Yale University), Jerome L. Singer (Yale University).

14. Parasocial and Online Social Relationships: Cynthia Hoffner (Georgia State University).

15. Fear Responses to Media Entertainment: Patti M. Valkenburg (University of Amsterdam), Moniek Buijzen (University of Amsterdam).

Part V: Health Effects of Media:.

16. Media Use and Childhood Obesity: Elizabeth A. Vandewater (University of Texas at Austin), Hope M. Cummings (University of Michigan).

17. Media, Body Image, and Eating Disorders: Kristen Harrison (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Veronica Hefner (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign).

18. Media and Advertising Effects: Brian Young (University of Exeter).

19. Adolescents and Media Messages about Tobacco, Alcohol, and Drugs: Dina L. G. Borzekowski (Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health), Victor C. Strasburger (University of New Mexico School of Medicine).

Part VI: Media Policy and Interventions:.

20. The Children’s Television Act: Sandra L. Calvert (Georgetown University).

21. Regulating the Media: Sexually Explicit Content: Joah G. Iannotta (US Government Accountability Office).

22. Media-Related Policies of Professional Health Organizations: Marie Evans Schmidt (University of Massachusetts), David S. Bickham (University of Texas at Austin), Amy Branner (Children’s Media Use Study), Michael Rich (Children’s Hospital Boston).

23. The Rating Systems for Media Products: Douglas A. Gentile (Iowa State University).

24. Parent and School Interventions: Mediation and Media Literacy: Jennifer L. Chakroff (Ohio State University), Amy I. Nathanson (Ohio State University).

Author Index.

Subject Index

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