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ERIC Number: ED121325
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Nov
Pages: 18
Abstractor: N/A
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Television and the Young: Setting the Stage for a Research Agenda.
Comstock, George
Until the 1960's, the prevailing view within the scientific community was that television was a relatively unimportant influence, but studies have shown that television does have an important effect on the behavior of its viewers, particularly aggressive behavior. Consequently, recent research has focused on the role of television in the socialization process, although support for such research has been sparse. Of special importance is research that will lay the foundation for Federal Communications Commission and Federal Trade Commission rulings that affect the content of television broadcasts. Since the impact of broadcast media in the future will probably be much broader and subject to less central control, it is important that present decisions be based on solid research. (EMH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Rand Corp., Santa Monica, CA.