ERIC Number: ED161110
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
Uses and Effects of Television and Other Mass Media: Abstracts of Doctoral Dissertations Published in "Dissertation Abstracts International," July through September 1978 (Vol. 39 Nos. 1 through 3).
ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills, Urbana, IL.
This collection of abstracts is part of a continuing series providing information on recent doctoral dissertations. The 18 titles deal with the following topics: design characteristics of "Sesame Street" and the visual attention of preschool children; content, intent, and audience response to black-directed, black-oriented feature films; documentary television programs; the effects of film aggression on children; foreign students and television and newspaper uses; the effect of adult mediation of television programing and peer pressure on children; communications administration, policy, and program development for public broadcasting; styles of parent-child interaction as a factor in children's learning from television; consumer socialization; career awareness and television; the development of a graduate program in mass communication; broadcasting and presidential popularity; media sensitization; media and nonmedia and the needs of the elderly; a reevaluation of the effects of television violence; programing strategies and program popularity for children; consumer information acquisition; and political news on television. (FL)
Descriptors: Aggression, Annotated Bibliographies, Blacks, Childrens Television, Commercial Television, Communication Skills, Consumer Economics, Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Television, Elementary Education, Films, Foreign Students, Higher Education, Mass Media, News Media, Older Adults, Parent Child Relationship, Politics, Preschool Education, Programing (Broadcast), Public Opinion, Television, Television Research, Violence
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills, Urbana, IL.