Media and the American Child Book

Media and the American Child


  • Author : George Comstock
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2010-07-27
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 392
  • ISBN 10 : 0080479375

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Media and the American Child Book Description :

Media and the American Child summarizes the research on all forms of media on children, looking at how much time they spend with media everyday, television programming and its impact on children, how advertising has changed to appeal directly to children and the effects on children and the consumer behavior of parents, the relationship between media use and scholastic achievement, the influence of violence in media on anti-social behavior, and the role of media in influencing attitudes on body image, sex and work roles, fashion, & lifestyle. The average American child, aged 2-17, watches 25 hours of TV per week, plays 1 hr per day of video or computer games, and spends an additional 36 min per day on the internet. 19% of children watch more than 35 hrs per week of TV. This in the face of research that shows TV watching beyond 10 hours per week decreases scholastic performance. In 1991, George Comstock published Television and the American Child, which immediately became THE standard reference for the research community of the effects of television on children. Since then, interest in the topic has mushroomed, as the availability and access of media to children has become more widespread and occurs earlier in their lifetimes. No longer restricted to television, media impacts children through the internet, computer and video games, as well as television and the movies. There are videos designed for infants, claiming to improve cognitive development, television programs aimed for younger and younger children-even pre-literates, computer programs aimed for toddlers, and increasingly graphic, interactive violent computer games. Presents the most recent research on the media use of young people Investigates the content of children's media and addresses areas of great concern including violence, sexual behavior, and commercialization Discusses policy making in the area of children and the media Focuses on experiences unique to children and adolescents

Handbook of Children and the Media Book
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Handbook of Children and the Media


  • Author : Dorothy G. Singer
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 803
  • ISBN 10 : 9781412982429

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Handbook of Children and the Media Book Description :

Cyber-bullying, sexting, and the effects that violent video games have on children are widely discussed and debated. With a renowned international group of researchers and scholars, the Second Edition of the Handbook of Children and the Media covers these topics, is updated with cutting-edge research, and includes comprehensive analysis of the field for students and scholars. This revision examines the social and cognitive effects of new media, such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Skype, iPads, and cell phones, and how children are using this new technology. This book summarizes the latest research on children and the media and suggests directions for future research. This book also 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, new technologies, and other electronic media.

Kids and Media at the New Millennium Book

Kids and Media at the New Millennium


  • Author : Donald F. Roberts
  • Publisher : DIANE Publishing
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 180
  • ISBN 10 : 9780788188893

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Kids and Media at the New Millennium Book Description :

The new communication technologies play a major role in the lives of children & adolescents, who have available an almost continual diet of highly vivid, on demand, audiovisual images. In order to paint a comprehensive picture of children's media environment & media use patterns, a national study of the media environment & media habits of U.S. children ages 2 through 18 years was undertaken. This report includes results for two nationally representative samples totaling 3,155 children ages 2-18 years, including over-samples of both Black & Hispanic children. In addition, week-long media use diaries were collected from 621 of these children.

The Handbook of Children  Media and Development Book
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The Handbook of Children Media and Development


  • Author : Sandra L. Calvert
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2010-12-13
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 634
  • ISBN 10 : 9781444336948

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The Handbook of Children Media and Development Book Description :

This volume contains 25 essays that present the latest research on how children use and are influenced by various mass media, but also on the business models underlying the industry and an array of possible policies and interventions designed to protect children. The editors draw upon 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.

Children  Adolescents  and the Media Book

Children Adolescents and the Media


  • Author : Victor C. Strasburger
  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • Release Date : 2013-03-14
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 672
  • ISBN 10 : 9781483315881

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Children Adolescents and the Media Book Description :

Children, Adolescents, and the Media, Third Edition provides a comprehensive, research-oriented overview of how the media impact the lives of children and adolescents in modern society. The approach is grounded in a developmental perspective, focusing on how young people of different ages and levels of cognitive, emotional, and social development interact with the media. Incorporating the most up-to-date research available, Authors Victor C. Strasburger, Barbara J. Wilson, and Amy B. Jordan target areas most controversial and at the heart of debates about the media and public health—equipping students to approach the media as critical consumers.

Television and the American Child Book

Television and the American Child


  • Author : George A. Comstock
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1991
  • Genre: Children and violence
  • Pages : 386
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015066089346

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Television and the American Child Book Description :

Comstock explores the effects of television viewing on children's daily experience, scholastic achievement, belief and perception formation, consumer behavior, and psychology. He draws on numerous studies to show how American society has changed and will change further as the result of television viewing.

Media  Children  and the Family Book

Media Children and the Family


  • Author : Dolf Zillmann
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-11-05
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136690211

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Media Children and the Family Book Description :

This book brings together a group of scholars to share findings and insights on the effects of media on children and family. Their contributions reflect not only widely divergent political orientations and value systems, but also three distinct domains of inquiry into human motivation and behavior -- social scientific, psychodynamic (or psychoanalytical), and clinical practice. Each of these three domains is privy to important evidence and insights that need to transcend epistemological and methodological boundaries if understanding of the subject is to improve dramatically. In keeping with this notion, the editors asked the authors to go beyond a summary of findings, and lend additional distinction to the book by applying the "binoculars" of their particular perspective and offering suggestions as to the implications of their findings. One of the goals of the conference that resulted in this book was consensus building in the area of media and family. From examining the findings and insights of a diverse group of scholars, it seems that consensus building in several areas is a distinct possibility. Addressing the concerns of educators about the influence of the mass media of communication -- entertainment programs in particular -- on children and the welfare of the nuclear family, this volume projects directions for superior programming, especially for educational television. The influence of sex and violence on children and adults is given much attention, and the development of moral judgment and sexual expectations, among other things, is explored. The critical analysis of media effects includes examination of positive contributions of the media, such as the search for missing children and exemplary educational programs.

Kids  Media Culture Book

Kids Media Culture


  • Author : Jane Feuer
  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 338
  • ISBN 10 : 0822323710

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Kids Media Culture Book Description :

A collection of feminist cultural studies essays on children’s television.

The African American Child  Second Edition Book

The African American Child Second Edition


  • Author : Yvette R. Harris, PhD
  • Publisher : Springer Publishing Company
  • Release Date : 2014-02-13
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 290
  • ISBN 10 : 9780826110190

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The African American Child Second Edition Book Description :

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Babes in Tomorrowland Book
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Babes in Tomorrowland


  • Author : Nicholas Sammond
  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Release Date : 2005-06-29
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 484
  • ISBN 10 : 9780822386834

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Babes in Tomorrowland Book Description :

Linking Margaret Mead to the Mickey Mouse Club and behaviorism to Bambi, Nicholas Sammond traces a path back to the early-twentieth-century sources of “the normal American child.” He locates the origins of this hypothetical child in the interplay between developmental science and popular media. In the process, he shows that the relationship between the media and the child has long been much more symbiotic than arguments that the child is irrevocably shaped by the media it consumes would lead one to believe. Focusing on the products of the Walt Disney company, Sammond demonstrates that without a vision of a normal American child and the belief that movies and television either helped or hindered its development, Disney might never have found its market niche as the paragon of family entertainment. At the same time, without media producers such as Disney, representations of the ideal child would not have circulated as freely in American popular culture. In vivid detail, Sammond describes how the latest thinking about human development was translated into the practice of child-rearing and how magazines and parenting manuals characterized the child as the crucible of an ideal American culture. He chronicles how Walt Disney Productions’ greatest creation—the image of Walt Disney himself—was made to embody evolving ideas of what was best for the child and for society. Bringing popular child-rearing manuals, periodicals, advertisements, and mainstream sociological texts together with the films, tv programs, ancillary products, and public relations materials of Walt Disney Productions, Babes in Tomorrowland reveals a child that was as much the necessary precursor of popular media as the victim of its excesses.

Plugged in Book

Plugged in


  • Author : Patti M. Valkenburg
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2017
  • Genre: Digital media
  • Pages : 328
  • ISBN 10 : 9780300218879

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Plugged in Book Description :

Cover -- Half-title -- Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- Preface -- 1 Youth and Media -- 2 Then and Now -- 3 Themes and Theoretical Perspectives -- 4 Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers -- 5 Children -- 6 Adolescents -- 7 Media and Violence -- 8 Media and Emotions -- 9 Advertising and Commercialism -- 10 Media and Sex -- 11 Media and Education -- 12 Digital Games -- 13 Social Media -- 14 Media and Parenting -- 15 The End -- Notes -- Acknowledgments -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- X -- Y -- Z

Sexualized Media Messages and Our Children  Teaching Kids to be Smart Critics and Consumers Book

Sexualized Media Messages and Our Children Teaching Kids to be Smart Critics and Consumers


  • Author : Jennifer W. Shewmaker
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2015-02-24
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 182
  • ISBN 10 : 9781440833342

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Sexualized Media Messages and Our Children Teaching Kids to be Smart Critics and Consumers Book Description :

This provocative book takes a look at children's consumption of sexualized media messages while providing parents, teachers, and professionals with strategies for abating their influence. • Provides a quick overview of previous works in child development, communication, and education • Discusses four mediating variables influencing children's values: culture of celebrity, family factors, gender, and community systems • Includes an "In Their Voices" section featuring specific responses from children, adolescents, parents, and professionals • Covers television, movies, music, and other media • Demonstrates the impact of both positive and negative media messages

Children and Media Book

Children and Media


  • Author : Dafna Lemish
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2015-02-23
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN 10 : 9781118787069

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Children and Media Book Description :

Taking a global and interdisciplinary approach, Children and Media explores the role of modern media, including the internet, television, mobile media and video games, in the development of children, adolescents, and childhood. Primer to global issues and core research into children and the media integrating work from around the world Comprehensive integration of work that bridges disciplines, theoretical and research traditions and methods Covers both critical/qualitative and quantitative approaches to the topic

The Socialization of the African American Child Book

The Socialization of the African American Child


  • Author : Sekou Clincy
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Release Date : 2010-08
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9781449087883

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The Socialization of the African American Child Book Description :

The main objective of this book is to afford readers a comprehensive view of the current state of the African American experience from the perspective of a child and youth. Oftentimes, members within and outside the African American community fail to objectively critique this culture. The worst of the culture is perpetuated due to the lack of understanding of the origins of African American history and how that history relates to the socialization process. This book also explores the generational influence in socializing African American children. Beginning with the Great Depression generation to the hip-hop and generation Y generations, the norms and values past down to African American children are examined. As significant as passing down norms and values are, most normally little stock is given by parents toward instilling a sense of honor for community environment and service to others.From society's viewpoint, most Americans feel that only African Americans can shape the development of black children and youth- - a great misconception. There are many white, Native American, Hispanic and Asian teachers involved in the development of African American children. On average, black children/youth spend an average of seven hours in school with educators of all races and ethnicities. However, very few to none of these experiences are in institutional settings where their culture is at the center of learning. Is African American culture on a path towards extinction? Are African American parents and immediate caregivers preparing their children to effectively function in a global technological age?Is African American culture on a path towards extinction? Are African American parents and immediate caregivers preparing their children to properly function in a global technological age? These questions and more will be addressed in this book.

Media Violence and Children Book
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Media Violence and Children


  • Author : Douglas A. Gentile
  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 328
  • ISBN 10 : 0275979563

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Media Violence and Children Book Description :

Presents a collection of essays on the role media violence plays in a child's development and behavior.

Bring the World to the Child Book

Bring the World to the Child


  • Author : Katie Day Good
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release Date : 2020-02-11
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN 10 : 9780262538022

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Bring the World to the Child Book Description :

How, long before the advent of computers and the internet, educators used technology to help students become media-literate, future-ready, and world-minded citizens. Today, educators, technology leaders, and policy makers promote the importance of “global,” “wired,” and “multimodal” learning; efforts to teach young people to become engaged global citizens and skilled users of media often go hand in hand. But the use of technology to bring students into closer contact with the outside world did not begin with the first computer in a classroom. In this book, Katie Day Good traces the roots of the digital era's “connected learning” and “global classrooms” to the first half of the twentieth century, when educators adopted a range of media and materials—including lantern slides, bulletin boards, radios, and film projectors—as what she terms “technologies of global citizenship.” Good describes how progressive reformers in the early twentieth century made a case for deploying diverse media technologies in the classroom to promote cosmopolitanism and civic-minded learning. To “bring the world to the child,” these reformers praised not only new mechanical media—including stereoscopes, photography, and educational films—but also humbler forms of media, created by teachers and children, including scrapbooks, peace pageants, and pen pal correspondence. The goal was a “mediated cosmopolitanism,” teaching children to look outward onto a fast-changing world—and inward, at their own national greatness. Good argues that the public school system became a fraught site of global media reception, production, and exchange in American life, teaching children to engage with cultural differences while reinforcing hegemonic ideas about race, citizenship, and US-world relations.

The African American Child Book

The African American Child


  • Author : Yvette R. Harris, PhD
  • Publisher : Springer Publishing Company
  • Release Date : 2007-05-01
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 0826101046

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The African American Child Book Description :

"This book argues convincingly that children's cultural differences need to be recognized for any accurate understanding of their development. Pointing out the need for additional and more effectively designed research, Harris and Graham provide a valuable foundation for further investigations. This nonpolemic book should be in all libraries, filling an unfortunate gap. Highly recommended."--Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries This major new textbook introduces students to issues that have an impact on the lives of African American children but have typically been ignored (or inadequately discussed) in mainstream child development textbooks. The authors hope to familiarize students with a sampling of research that moves beyond a deficit view of the development of the African American child while stimulating critical thinking about future directions for research on African American children and their families. The book is designed to be student friendly--with each chapter presenting an overview of the material covered as well as an "Insider's Voice" (which offers a personal story or viewpoint about the issues discussed in the chapter). Each chapter goes on to feature a dialogue of current biological, environmental, constructivist, and cultural-contextual theories) as well as suggestions for additional reading, videos, websites, and questions to guide critical thinking.

Viewing Violence Book

Viewing Violence


  • Author : Madeline Levine
  • Publisher : Doubleday Books
  • Release Date : 1996
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105060123598

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Viewing Violence Book Description :

Presents all the existing data about the detrimental effects of media violence on children in an accessible way and analyzes how parents, government, schools, and the media themselves can best react to the problem. Tour.

Otitis Media in Infants and Children Book

Otitis Media in Infants and Children


  • Author : Charles D. Bluestone
  • Publisher : PMPH-USA
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 462
  • ISBN 10 : 1550093355

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Otitis Media in Infants and Children Book Description :

The new edition of this classic text provides a critical and contemporary review of the latest medical findings on otitis media and effusion. Each chapter has been substantially updated to include the latest studies of the anatomy and physiology of the Eustachian tube, current guidelines for clinical and microbiologic diagnosis and case ......

Children  Adolescents  and the Media  An Issue of Pediatric Clinics   E Book Book

Children Adolescents and the Media An Issue of Pediatric Clinics E Book


  • Author : Victor C. Strasburger
  • Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Release Date : 2012-09-13
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 220
  • ISBN 10 : 9781455746828

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Children Adolescents and the Media An Issue of Pediatric Clinics E Book Book Description :

Dr. Strasburger addresses a popular topic in mainstream media: What are the effects of the multitude of media that are available to our children and adolescents? His well-published authors try to answser this question with articles devoted to thefollowng topics: Health Effects of Media on Children and Adolescents; What Every Pediatrician Needs to Know About Social Networking Sites; Should Babies Be Watching TV and Videos?; Internet Bullying; Creative and Prosocial Uses of Media; Videogames: Good or Bad?; The New Threat of Digital Advertising; Does Media Use Cause Obesity?; Media in the Classroom; Eating Disorders and the Media; and Setting Up an Adolescent Health Website.