ERIC Number: ED087379
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
Report of Research Workshop on Television and Social Behavior, Washington, D.C., May 31 Through June 1, 1972.
National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD.
A group of social scientists met to advise the National Institute of Mental Health on how best to follow up on the work of the Surgeon General's Scientific Advisory Committee on Television and Social Behavior. Participants were asked to: 1) define research issues and approaches, 2) identify means for conducting research, and 3) provide guidance and specific recommendations for future work. The most significant of the group's recommendations included the following: 1) research should emphasize theoretical bases and conceptual structures; 2) studies of the long-term impact of televised violence and aggression are needed; 3) investigations of television's determination of social relationships and racial and sexual stereotyping should be conducted; 4) inquiry into television's influence on non-aggressive behavior should be carried out; 5) social scientists should work to effect changes in television programing content, variety and standards; and 6) already completed research should be better exploited, disseminated and communicated, both among professionals and to the public in general. (PB)
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Aggression, Antisocial Behavior, Behavioral Science Research, Conference Reports, Programing (Broadcast), Research Needs, Social Behavior, Social Sciences, Television, Television Research, Television Viewing, Violence
National Institute of Mental Health, 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20014
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD.