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Higgins, Mary Anne – 1997
C.M. Condit (1986) has pointed out that audiences regard characterizations as the most salient feature of any text. The power of identification or "the result of all the components in the rhetorical act" (K. Burke, 1945, 1950) is compelling. The power generated by viewers' responses to character-centered films can be harnessed in the…
Descriptors: Audience Response, Characterization, Communication Problems, Cultural Differences
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Livingstone, Sonia M. – Journal of Communication, 1990
Examines television viewers' interpretations of a particular narrative from the British soap opera "Coronation Street" after they had watched it unfold over some time in natural viewing circumstances. Identifies and discusses the interpretations of four clusters of viewers ranked in terms of their relative allegiance to the characters.…
Descriptors: Audience Analysis, Audience Response, Characterization, Foreign Countries
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Schreiber, Elliot S. – Journal of Broadcasting, 1979
This investigation of how viewers of daytime serials rate actors playing TV characters of varying age found that the age of a TV character and ratings of that character are not causally related, although a relationship was observed between age and sex--young males, middle-aged females--and ratings. (JVP)
Descriptors: Age, Age Differences, Age Groups, Media Research
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Mayes, Sandra L.; Valentine, K. B. – Journal of Broadcasting, 1979
Explores the role children's cartoon programs may play in forming sex role identities in children through the presentation of sex-typed personality attributes of the cartoon characters. Fourteen dependent variables of cartoon character personality were analyzed by sex of the character and sex of the viewer. (JVP)
Descriptors: Cartoons, Childrens Television, Commercial Television, Media Research
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Pasquier, Dominique – Childhood: A Global Journal of Child Research, 1996
Noting the popularity of television teen series among young viewers in France, this study examined how the programs are used as a way of defining gender identity for children and adolescents. Results indicated construction of meanings of characters and plots varied by age, gender, and social background of viewers. Relationship to series relied on…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Age Differences, Children, Ethics
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Morgan, Michael – Human Communication Research, 1983
Examines the relationship between victimization of characters in television drama and susceptibility to the viewers' cultivation of a sense of personal risk in the real world. Found that viewers whose fictional counterparts are more likely to be shown as victims show stronger associations between viewing and perceived vulnerability. (PD)
Descriptors: Audiences, Correlation, Demography, Fear
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Chen, Joseph C.; Chang, Ted C. – Journal of Technology Studies, 2000
Describes a computer numerical control program verification system that checks a part program before its execution. The system includes character recognition, word recognition, a fuzzy-nets system, and a tool path viewer. (SK)
Descriptors: Computer Software, Cost Effectiveness, Debugging (Computers), Laboratories
Abrahamsson, Ulla B. – 1982
Examples from the data of a study of television programing for adolescents in Sweden illustrate some of the differences in the ways programs address their male and female viewers. Whereas boy and girl characters in television programs are roughly equal in number, the distribution changes when only leading roles are considered. A marked imbalance…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Characterization, Commercial Television, Content Analysis
Bell, John – 1990
Comparisons of television shows along genre lines suggest significant elements of aural/visual richness as well as valuable categories of comparison for future use in other comparisons. An examination of two sitcoms and two police shows produced roughly 25 years apart--"Make Room for Daddy" with "The Cosby Show" and "Naked…
Descriptors: Auditory Stimuli, Communication Research, Comparative Analysis, Popular Culture
Bjork, Ulf Jonas – 1991
The debate over American dominance of mass media exports gained new momentum in the late 1980s, when the European Community moved toward restricting the number of television programs imported from non-European countries. Research suggests that Europeans enjoy American television programs such as "Dallas" because the series embody basic…
Descriptors: Audience Response, Global Approach, Higher Education, Intercultural Communication
Rabin, Beth E.; And Others – 1991
This study examined the influence of grade level, program content, and ethnic match between viewer and television characters on children's perceptions of the realism of families portrayed in television series. In the 1986-87 school year, a sample of 1,692 children in 2nd, 5th, and 10th grades completed a 13-item questionnaire measuring their…
Descriptors: Adults, Age Differences, Commercial Television, Demography
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Colledge, Marion – Literacy, 2005
This article presents findings from a one-year study of several Bengali-speaking children aged 5-6 years, in their first year of the English school system. The investigation centres on exploration of the children's responses, principally to the visual text, of a selection of narrative picture books used in their school. The aim was to collect…
Descriptors: Picture Books, Preschool Children, Personal Narratives, Foreign Countries
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Verhallen, Maria J. A. J.; Bus, Adriana G.; de Jong, Maria T. – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2006
This research focuses on the ability of book-based animated stories, when well designed and produced, to have positive effects on young viewers' narrative comprehension and language skills. Sixty 5-year-olds, learning Dutch as a 2nd language, were randomly assigned to 4 experimental and 2 control conditions. The children profited to some extent…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Young Children, At Risk Persons, Multimedia Materials
Cohen, Jodi R. – 1987
Unlike the linear, serial process of reading books, learning to "read" television is a parallel process in which multiple pieces of information are simultaneously received. Perceiving images, only one aspect of understanding television, requires the concurrent processing of information that is compounded within a symbol system. The…
Descriptors: Audience Analysis, Cognitive Processes, Mass Media Effects, Popular Culture
Johnson, Mark – 1978
This document examines some of the factors involved in individual judgments of television portrayed violent behaviors in an attempt to determine how and why people attach aggressive labels to behaviors and to assess the impact of such decisions. A review of related literature is provided to point out the lack of substantial attention in such…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Aggression, Behavior Change, Behavior Problems
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