ERIC Number: ED126866
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jan-22
Reference Count: N/A
Status of Comprehension Study of Sesame Street Affect Bits.
Lasker, Harry; Bernath, Naomi
A pilot study was conducted to measure comprehension of affective bits on "Sesame Street" in children ages three to five years. Subjects were shown bits extracted from previous programs relating to two affective areas, anger and pride, and comprehension questions were administered at the end of the viewing. The questions attempted to measure the subject's ability to label an affective state, to identify causes of an affective state, to predict plausible affective behavior, and to recall affective messages. Results showed that affective messages can be comprehended by children as young as three, but there were significant differences between the comprehension of bits dealing with anger and with pride. (EMH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Children's Television Workshop, New York, NY.