Tuning In to Young Viewers: Social Science Perspectives on Television

Tuning In to Young Viewers: Social Science Perspectives on Television

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Media effects - a key area of media studies - is traditionally provocative and often controversial. Contemporary issues such as violence on television and children's dependence on television are continually debated. Tuning In to Young Viewers provides a much needed, up-to-date overview of the key topics in television use and effects. It is designed in both style and organization as an upper-level text for courses in communication and psychology and is written by scholars well-known to both fields, in particular for their work concerning media influences. Topics discussed include: diversity on television; television dependence, diagnosis and prevention; television and the socialization of young children; and children's fear an... 245, 247 Developmental considerations in fear effects, 94-107 Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders ... 246-247 role portrayals, 68 Getting the Most Out of TV (Singer, Singer, aamp; Zuckerman), 139 Government intervention into anbsp;...


Title:Tuning In to Young Viewers: Social Science Perspectives on Television
Author: Tannis M. MacBeth
Publisher:SAGE Publications - 1996-05-07
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