Handbook of Children and the Media

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SAGE, 2012 - Social Science - 803 pages
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Bringing together an interdisciplinary group of renowned scholars from around the world, the Handbook of Children and the Media is an all-inclusive, comprehensive analysis of the field for students and researchers. This book summarizes the current scope of research on children and the media, suggests directions for future research, and 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 and other electronic media.

The new edition examines the proliferation of new forms of electronic media such as video and Internet enabled mobile phones, iPods, iPads, and Kindle that are accessible to even some of the youngest children, as well as the introduction of blogs, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, MySpace, Skype and texting as forms of communication among young people and adults.

Fully revised and updated, this Second Edition of a popular text is:

Authoritative: The respected experience of Dorothy and Jerome Singer, coupled with an outstanding team of contributing authors, makes this the most authoritative volume available on this topic.

Comprehensive: More than 30 chapters in 3 sections examine the psychological, health, and social effects of media on children and their development, the media industry and environment, and policy issues and advocacy.

Cutting Edge: Debates surrounding important policy decisions in this area are often largely uninformed by empirical evidence. This text reviews diverse research and is a touchstone work in this area.

 

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Contents

Why a Handbook on Children and the Media?
1
Part I Popular Media as Educators and Socializers of Growing Children
7
Chapter 1 The Use of Television and Other Screen Media
13
Chapter 2 The Role of Reading for Children and Adolescents in a Digital Age
45
Chapter 3 Children and New Technologies
63
Games Internet and Development
75
Chapter 5 Social Networking Social Gaming Texting
97
Chapter 6 Attention Comprehension and the Educational Influences of Television and Other Electronic Media
113
Chapter 21 Children Adolescents Drugs and the Media
419
Targeting Young People in a Toxic Environment
455
The Soundtrack of Adolescence
479
The Media Industry and Its Technology
501
Chapter 24 The Economic Structure of the Commercial Electronic Childrens Media Industries
503
Programming and Structure
517
Chapter 26 The Role of Research and Evaluation in Educational Media
527
Chapter 27 Hazards and Possibilities of Commercial Media in the Schools
553

Chapter 7 Electronic Media as Incidental Language Teachers
139
Chapter 8 Media and the Childs Developing Imagination
157
Chapter 9 Creating Vigilance for Better Learning From Television
171
Chapter 10 Effects of Prosocial Media Content on Childrens Social Interactions
197
Chapter 11 The Media and Childrens Fears Anxieties and Perceptions of Danger
215
Chapter 12 Effects of Violent Media on Aggression
231
Chapter 13 Prosocial Antisocial and Other Effects of Recreational Video Games
249
What Do We Know About Effects on Children and Adolescents?
273
Chapter 15 Media and Identity Development
303
Past Present Future
321
Chapter 17 Media and the Family
341
Comprehending the Medium in a Complex Multimedia Society
363
Chapter 19 Childrens Media Use in a Global Perspective
379
Content Comprehension and Consequences
395
Part III Policy Issues and Advocacy
567
Historical Perspectives and Current Practices
569
Compliance With the Childrens Television Act
595
Chapter 30 Child and Parent Responses to the AgeBased and ContentBased Television Ratings
615
Chapter 31 Safeguards for Youth in the Digital Marketing Ecosystem
631
Government Regulations and Parental Control of Childrens Television Use in the Home
649
Models and Monitors of Healthy Media Habits
661
Chapter 34 Media Literacy and Media Education
681
A History and Analysis
697
The Future of Literacy and of Pictorial Consciousness
715
Author Index
721
Subject Index
767
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Dorothy G. Singer, is retired Senior Research Scientist, Department of Psychology, Yale University. Dr. Singer is also Co-Director, with Jerome L. Singer, of the Yale University Family Television Research and Consultation Center affiliated with the Zigler Center for Child Development and Public Policy. She is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association. Her research and publications are in the area of early childhood development, television effects on youth, and parent training in imaginative play. She received the Distinguished Alumni Award from Teachers College, Columbia University in 2006, and in 2009, the Award for Distinguished Lifetime Contributions to Media Psychology from the American Psychological Association.

Jerome L. Singer is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at Yale University and a Fellow of the American Psychological Association. His specialty is research on the psychology of imagination and daydreaming. Dr. Singer has authored articles on thought processes, imagery, personality, psychotherapy, children's play, and the effects of television. He has been President of the Division of Aesthetics, Creativity and the Arts in the American Psychological Association. In 2008, he was awarded the Rudolf Arnheim Award for Distinguished Contributions to the Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts from the American Psychological Association, and in 2009, the Paul Farnsworth Award for Lifetime Contribution and Service, Division 10, American Psychological Association.

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