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NCJ Number: 119408 Find in a Library
Title: Early Window: Effects of Television on Children and Youth, Third Edition
Author(s): R M Liebert; J Sprafkin
Editor(s): A P Goldstein; L Krasner
Date Published: 1988
Page Count: 306
Sponsoring Agency: Pergamon Press, Inc
Elmsford, NY 10523
Publication Number: ISBN 0-08-034680-4
Sale Source: Pergamon Press, Inc
Maxwell House
Fairview Park
Elmsford, NY 10523
United States of America
Type: Best Practice/State-of-the-Art Review
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This analysis of the effects of television viewing on children's attitudes, development, and behavior examines the theory and research and explores the social, political, and economic factors surrounding the issues.
Abstract: The text is intended particularly for students, parents, professionals concerned with children's welfare, and decisionmakers in the broadcasting industry or in public office. The analysis focuses on whether television violence instigates aggressive or antisocial behavior or causes children to accept such behavior. It also explores whether television portrayals of minorities and women cultivate social attitudes and stereotypes, whether television commercials take unfair advantage of children, and whether commercial broadcast television fulfills its responsibility to serve the public interest. The analysis concludes that children learn from watching television and that what they learn depends on what they watch. Photographs, drawings, tables, figures, subject index, author index, appended background materials, and 467 references.
Main Term(s): Television programming
Index Term(s): Child development; Media-crime relationships; Violence on television
Note: Pergamon General Psychology Series
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