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Bond, Bradley J. – Early Education and Development, 2013
Research Findings: Media representations of physical disability can influence the attitudes of child audiences. In the current study, the depiction of physical disability was analyzed in more than 400 episodes of children's television programming to better understand how media depict physical disability to children and, in turn, how exposure may…
Descriptors: Physical Disabilities, Content Analysis, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Childrens Television
Cooney, Joan Ganz – NJEA Review, 1969
Descriptors: Educational Television, Preschool Children
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Bemis, Rhyannon H. – Teaching of Psychology, 2018
Segments are a structured presentation style that is commonly used on late-night talk and variety television shows. Research has shown that shows that contain segments with both entertaining and informative content (e.g., "The Daily Show") have increased students' political knowledge. This study investigated how the structure of segments…
Descriptors: Repetition, Recall (Psychology), Lecture Method, Teaching Methods
Frazer, Charles Fredric – 1976
A sociological perspective of children's television viewing is provided by this study. Six family groups, with children between the ages of three and six, participated in extensive interviews concerning personal and family viewing habits and attitudes. Researchers subsequently made four visits to the home during regular viewing periods, acting as…
Descriptors: Children, Doctoral Dissertations, Early Childhood Education, Family Attitudes
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Krcmar, Marina – Human Communication Research, 1996
Investigates the relationship between the Family Communication Patterns (FCP) Inventory and parent-child discourse, and the effect of parent discourse strategies on child compliance. Finds that the perceptions of communication and control are related to different discourse patterns for parents and children. Suggest that the FCP can be used to…
Descriptors: Communication Research, Family Communication, Family Environment, Higher Education
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Singer, Jerome L.; Singer, Dorothy G. – Journal of Social Issues, 1986
Examines some of the ways television may influence the imagination, motor activity, and aggressiveness of preschool and early school-aged children. Proposes a model in which a number of family and personal variables influence the growing child's response to television, and reports the results of several empirical studies that investigated family…
Descriptors: Affective Behavior, Aggression, Child Development, Emotional Adjustment
Singer, Jerome L.; Singer, Dorothy G. – 1978
This study examined the patterns of ongoing play manifested over a year's time by 141 three- and four-year-old boys and girls at nursery schools and daycare centers. The relationships between such play and concurrent language usage and the child's patterns of television viewing at home were examined during this period. Parents of the children were…
Descriptors: Aggression, Cognitive Development, Early Experience, Language Acquisition
Choate, Robert B. – 1975
This testimony presents evidence of children's television advertising excesses and abuses. The testimony points out that the average TV-watching child sees more than 22,000 commercials a year, and that on the programs most popular with children large numbers of over-the-counter drugs and hazardous products are advertised. The history of private…
Descriptors: Accident Prevention, Child Advocacy, Children, Childrens Television
Atkin, Charles K.; Greenberg, Bradley S. – 1977
A study was conducted to explore the relationship between a child's exposure to television content portraying various levels of physical agression, verbal aggression, altruism, and affection, and that child's enactment of these four types of behavior under different conditions of parent-child co-viewing and discussion of the television content.…
Descriptors: Affection, Aggression, Altruism, Audiences
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Linebarger, Deborah L.; Moses, Annie; Garrity Liebeskind, Kara; McMenamin, Katie – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2013
Vocabulary acquisition associated with watching high-quality educational television has been documented in a number of studies. One lingering question is whether adding strategically placed onscreen print to a program can enhance vocabulary acquisition beyond those effects attributable to viewing educational content alone. The present study was…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Television Viewing, Programming (Broadcast), Educational Television
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Ling, Jiying; Zahry, Nagwan R.; Stommel, Manfred; Horodynski, Mildred A.; Smith, Barbara – Journal of Extension, 2018
Healthful dietary intakes are crucial for stemming the current childhood obesity epidemic. We examined the dietary intakes of 392 Michigan children aged 1-12 years. About 70% and 58% of children ate fruits and vegetables, respectively, each day; 26% drank sugar-sweetened beverages; and 31% ate with a television on. Children's vegetable intakes…
Descriptors: Dietetics, Adults, Children, Eating Habits
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Kuo, Melissa H.; Magill-Evans, Joyce; Zwaigenbaum, Lonnie – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2015
Adolescents with autism spectrum disorder spend considerable time in media activities. Parents play an important role in shaping adolescents' responses to media. This study explored the mediation strategies that parents of adolescents with autism spectrum disorder used to manage television and video game use, factors associated with their use of…
Descriptors: Television Viewing, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Video Games
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Abelman, Robert – Roeper Review, 1992
This review of communication research on television viewing by intellectually gifted children examines the number of hours such children spend watching television, types of programing they watch, their capacity to process and comprehend program content, appropriate child role models in television programing, and mediation of television viewing by…
Descriptors: Audience Response, Children, Communication Research, Comprehension
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Linton, Simi – Teaching of Psychology, 1992
Reveals conclusions of an analysis of developmental psychology textbook information about television and children. Reports variability in the amount and type of information presented. Suggests that the amount of information presented has declined in recent years. Expresses concern for the textbooks' scant coverage of the effects of television on…
Descriptors: Child Development, Content Analysis, Developmental Psychology, Higher Education
Williams, Sally; Crane, Valerie – 1975
From birth to age 18, the average child spends more time watching television than in the classroom. During the developmental years when the boundaries between fantasy and reality are not clear, a child is exposed to massive doses of violence and killing. Sex roles and stereotypes are also given a lot of air time. By not placing the child in an…
Descriptors: Audiences, Bibliographies, Child Psychology, Commercial Television
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