Imagination And Play In The Electronic Age

Imagination And Play In The Electronic Age

by Dorothy G. Singer, Jerome L. Singer
     
 

Television, video games, and computers are easily accessible to twenty-first-century children, but what impact do they have on creativity and imagination? In this book, two wise and long-admired observers of children's make-believe look at the cognitive and moral potential--and concern--created by electronic media.See more details below

Overview

Television, video games, and computers are easily accessible to twenty-first-century children, but what impact do they have on creativity and imagination? In this book, two wise and long-admired observers of children's make-believe look at the cognitive and moral potential--and concern--created by electronic media.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674024182
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
03/01/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
0.47(w) x 6.14(h) x 9.21(d)

Meet the Author

Dorothy G. Singer is Senior Research Scientist in the Psychology Department at Yale University, where she co-directs the Yale Family Television Research and Consultation Center.

Jerome L. Singer is Professor Emeritus in the Psychology Department at Yale University, where he co-directs the Yale Family Television Research and Consultation Center.

Table of Contents

Prologue

1. Our Conscious Imagination

2. Play: Its Beginnings and Stages

3. Television and Imagination

4. Violent Themes in Play, TV Content, and Video Games

5. Adrift in Cyberspace: Children and Computer Play

6. A Role for Play in Early Learning

Epilogue

References

Index

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