The Handbook of Children, Media and Development / Edition 1

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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 look at the empirical research on media and media policies within the field.

  • 25 newly-commissioned essays bring new research to the forefront, especially on digital media, developmental research, and public policy debates
  • Includes helpful introductions to each section, a theoretical overview of the field, and a final chapter that offers a vision of future research
  • Contributors include key, international authorities in the field
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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“This handbook provides readers a balanced approach in understanding the role of the media in the lives of children and adolescents.” (PsycCRITIQUES, April 2009)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405144179
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 7/28/2008
  • Series: Handbooks in Communication and Media Series , #1
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 640
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Sandra L. Calvert, the Director of the Children’sDigital Media Center, is a Professor of Psychology at GeorgetownUniversity. A fellow of the American Psychological Association, shehas consulted for Nickelodeon Online, Sesame Workplace,Blue’s Clues, and Sega of America, to influence thedevelopment of children’s television programs, Internetsoftware, and video games. She is author of Children’sJourneys through the Information Age (1999), and co-editor ofChildren in the Digital Age: Influences of Electronic Media onDevelopment (2002).

Barbara J. Wilson is a Professor and Head of theDepartment of Speech Communication at the University of Illinois atUrbana-Champaign. She is co-author of Children, Adolescents, andthe Media (2002) and three book volumes of the NationalTelevision Violence Study (1997-1998).

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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 ofIllinois at Urbana-Champaign).

Part I: Historical, Conceptual, and Financial Underpinningsof Media:.

1. Historical and Recurring Concerns about Children’s Useof 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), CatherineLyon (Children’s Media Development Consultant).

Part II: Media Access and Differential Use Patterns:.

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

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

5. Gender, Media Use, and Effects: Stacey J. T. Hust (WashingtonState University), Jane D. Brown (University of North Carolina atChapel Hill).

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

Part III: Cognitive Effects of Media: How and What ChildrenLearn:.

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

8. Media Symbol Systems and Cognitive Processes: KaveriSubrahmanyam (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 ofMassachusetts).

10. News, Reality Shows, and Children’s Fears: ExaminingContent 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 (DavidsonCollege), Tia Sullivan (Riley Institute’s Center forEducation Policy and Leadership).

13. Make-Believe Play, Imagination, and Creativity: Links toChildren’s Media Exposure: Dorothy G. Singer (YaleUniversity), 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 ofAmsterdam).

Part V: Health Effects of Media:.

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

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

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

19. Adolescents and Media Messages about Tobacco, Alcohol, andDrugs: Dina L. G. Borzekowski (Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School ofPublic Health), Victor C. Strasburger (University of New MexicoSchool 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’sMedia Use Study), Michael Rich (Children’s HospitalBoston).

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

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

Author Index.

Subject Index

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