ERIC Number: ED231353
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Television and Children: Comprehension of Programs. Research Monograph.
Kent, Sally, Ed.; And Others
Earlier versions of the four papers presented in this collection formed a symposium, "Children's Interactions with Television," at the 1982 International Congress of Applied Psychology in Edinburgh. In the first paper, "Children's Comprehension of Television Programs," Peter Rendell and Mary Nixon describe a study which examined children's recognition and reconstruction of the temporal order of events in a television program, as well as the effects of the frequency of scene cuts on program comprehension. "Presentation Medium and Story Comprehension in Young Children," by Sally Kent, reports a study which compared young children's memory and comprehension of a story presented through a picture book and a television cartoon, and investigated the effects of age, story content, and serial position on memory per se and the interaction among these variables and the medium. In "Young Children's Understanding of Emotional States as Depicted by Television Cartoon Characters," Ann Knowles and Mary Nixon describe a study in which 5- to 9-year-old children's awareness of cartoon characters' emotional states was related to their age, social perspective-taking ability, verbal ability, and remembering. In the final paper, "Children's Interactions with Television: New Research Perspectives and an Eye on Future Developments," Barrie Gunter places the research reported in the preliminary papers into a broader context, and discusses the role of the experimental techniques employed. Tables and graphs are included, and references are listed for each paper. (LMM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Monash Univ., Clayton, Victoria (Australia).
Identifiers: Australia; Concept Acquisition
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