ERIC Number: EJ548779
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1996
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Children's Fright Reactions to Television News.
Cantor, Joanne; Nathanson, Amy I.
Journal of Communication, v46 n4 p139-52 Aut 1996
Finds that 37% of a random sample of children had been frightened by a news story on television; percentage of children frightened by news increased from kindergarten to the elementary school years, whereas the tendency to be frightened by fantastic, unreal content showed a decreasing trend; and tendency to respond with fright to violence between strangers increased with age. (SR)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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