ERIC Number: ED208880
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Aug-24
Reference Count: 0
Television's Role in Family Life.
This review of the research on the role of television in family life considers television both as a medium for which the specific content matters little, and as a source of content, i.e., a purveyor of messages about physical and social life. Television viewing is discussed as an activity in which family members participate and about which they make decisions; television content is seen to be a source of ideas and a prod to the explication of family values. It is suggested that technological innovations will accentuate several of television's roles in family life. A 40-item bibliography is attached. (Author/MER)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (Los Angeles, CA, August 24, 1981).