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ERIC Number: ED204826
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Pages: 26
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Mass Communication: Abstracts of Doctoral Dissertations Published in "Dissertation Abstracts International," January through June 1981 (Vol. 41 Nos. 7 through 12).
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 47 titles deal with a variety of topics, including the following: (1) the effect of source variation upon children's reactions to television commercials; (2) covert observation as a means of measuring the affective states of television viewers; (3) viewers' responses to a film as a socially situated event; (4) children's understanding of television reality; (5) media learning and adolescent developmental tasks; (6) the dynamics of communication and information in groups; (7) an information processing approach to uses and gratifications; (8) privacy and media encroachment; (9) the changing images of females and males in television commercials; (10) commercial broadcasters' perceptions of entry-level employment requirements for college graduates in the broadcast industry; (11) transnational advertising and the mass media in Latin America; (12) longitudinal patterns of television viewing and adolescent role socialization; (13) the relationship between persistence, attention, and observational learning of television's program content; (14) the film industry and the Vietnam war; (15) the effect of televised violence; (16) the use of videotape for studying nonverbal behavior in social settings; (17) United States Supreme Court interpretations of "public interest" in decisions concerning the media from 1927 to 1979. (FL)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills, Urbana, IL.
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