The Handbook of Children, Media, and Development

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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 ...
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Overview

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

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“This handbook is a meticulously researched‘tour-de-force’ of the role media play in shaping childand family development. Through a multi-disciplinary analysis ofthe varied impacts the media are having on children's learning,social interactions, and healthy development, the handbook offersan authoritative, balanced perspective, while identifying pressingissues to be addressed by policymakers. It is a must-read for thosewho wish to understand the rich and subtle ways media influencechildren's lives every day.”
Michael Levine, PhD, Joan Ganz Cooney Center at SesameWorkshop

“The Handbook of Children, Media and Developmentassembles the most accomplished researchers in the field andpresents in-depth and theoretically driven analyses of the mostimportant research advances, including novel theorizing on recenttechnological innovations in the media. Essential as a text orreference for students, scholars, and policymakers. Understandableto undergraduates, but with depth and accuracy that scholars willappreciate.”
Joanne Cantor, Director, Center for CommunicationResearch, University of Wisconsin-Madison

“Calvert and Wilson have gathered together a collection ofup-to-the-moment research on how children use and are influenced byvarious mass media, but also on the business models underlying theindustry and an array of possible policies and interventionsdesigned to protect children. Students, scholars, policymakers, andparents will all find this book an invaluableresource.”
Donald F. Roberts, Thomas More Storke Professor Emeritus,Stanford University

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781444336948
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/4/2011
  • Series: Handbooks in Communication and Media Series , #10
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 634
  • Sales rank: 1,161,443
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 1.50 (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'sClues, and Sega of America, to influence the development ofchildren's television programs, Internet software, and video games.She is author of Children's Journeys through the InformationAge (1999), and co-editor of Children in the Digital Age:Influences of Electronic Media on Development (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).

Acknowledgments.

Introduction: Media and Children’s Development (SandraL. Calvert and Barbara J. Wilson).

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

1 Historical and Recurring Concerns about Children's Use of theMass Media (Ellen Wartella and Michael Robb).

2 Business Models for Children’s Media (Alice Cahn,Terry Kalagian, and Catherine Lyon).

Part II: Media Access and Differential Use Patterns.

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

4 Children, Race, Ethnicity, and Media (Bradley S. Greenbergand Dana E. Mastro).

5 Gender, Media Use, and Effects (Stacey J. T. Hust and JaneD. Brown).

6 Media and the Family (Alison Alexander).

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

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

8 Media Symbol Systems and Cognitive Processes (KaveriSubrahmanyam and Patricia Greenfield).

9 Learning from Educational Media (Heather L. Kirkorian andDaniel R. Anderson).

10 News, Reality Shows, and Children's Fears: Examining ContentPatterns, Theories, and Negative Effects (Stacy L. Smith,Katherine M. Pieper, and Emily J. Moyer-Guse).

Part IV: Social Effects of Media.

11 Media Violence and Aggression in Youth (Barbara J.Wilson).

12 Prosocial Effects of Media Exposure (Marie-Louise Mares,Edward Palmer, and Tia Sullivan).

13 Make-Believe Play, Imagination, and Creativity: Links toChildren's Media Exposure (Dorothy G. Singer and Jerome L.Singer).

14 Parasocial and Online Social Relationships (CynthiaHoffner).

15 Fear Responses to Media Entertainment (Patti M. Valkenburgand Moniek Buijzen).

Part V: Health Effects of Media.

16 Media Use and Childhood Obesity (Elizabeth A. Vandewaterand Hope M. Cummings).

17 Media, Body Image, and Eating Disorders (Kristen Harrisonand Veronica Hefner).

18 Media and Advertising Effects (Brian Young).

19 Adolescents and Media Messages about Tobacco, Alcohol, andDrugs (Dina L. G. Borzekowski and Victor C.Strasburger).

Part VI: Media Policy and Interventions.

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

21 Regulating the Media: Sexually Explicit Content (Joah G.Iannotta).

22 Media-Related Policies of Professional Health Organizations(Marie Evans Schmidt, David S. Bickham, Amy Branner, and MichaelRich).

23 The Rating Systems for Media Products (Douglas A.Gentile0.

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

Author Index.

Subject Index.

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