ERIC Number: ED135331
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Sep-5
Reference Count: 0
Overview of the Project. [Credibility of Television Content].
Graves, Sherryl B.
While it may not be possible to change the content of television, it may be possible to modify its effects on children by making them more critical viewers. The objectives of this project are threefold: to identify processes children use, or can be taught to use, to discriminate the applicability to their own lives of varieties of television content; to develop techniques parents can use to teach children these processes; and to demonstrate that children taught these processes will use them. Phase 1 of the project seeks to determine developmental trends, differences among those ascribing different degrees of credibility to television, and ethnic group differences. Phase 2 seeks to determine experimentally attitude changers and non-changers among young children. Information about critical evaluation skills of children, adolescents and adults provided by these two phases will lead to the final phase, the experimental testing of the efficacy of various critical evaluation skills. Details of Phases 1 and 2 are contained in papers by Erin M. Phelps, Judith Lemon, Aimee Dorr Leifer, Sherryl Browne Graves, and Michael Forte. (WBC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Child Development (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the American Psychological Association (Washington, D.C., September 5, 1976); For related documents, see IR 004 285-290