ERIC Number: ED111348
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Effects of Television on Children: What is the Evidence?
Studies and writings on the effects of television on children are reviewed and summarized. Topics are the young people's pattern of exposure to television, the nature of their viewing experience, the way they respond to television, and the direct effects on their values, attitudes and behavior. Research on the influence of television violence on aggressive and anti-social behavior is discussed at length; it is concluded that violent television entertainment increases the probability of subsequent aggressive behavior on the part of children and youth. The question of what, if any, action should be based on these findings is also discussed. (SK)
Descriptors: Aggression, Antisocial Behavior, Attitudes, Children, Commercial Television, Mass Media, Programing (Broadcast), Telecommunications, Television, Television Research, Violence
The Rand Corporation, 1700 Main Street, Santa Monica, California 90406 ($1.50)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Rand Corp., Santa Monica, CA.
Note: Paper presented at the Telecommunications Policy Research Conference (Airlie, Virginia, April 16-19, 1975)