Handbook of Children and the Media (2nd Revised edition)

Handbook of Children and the Media (2nd Revised edition)

By: Jerome L. Singer (editor), Dorothy G. Singer (editor)Hardback

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Bringing together an interdisciplinary group of renowned scholars from around the world, the Handbook of Children and the Media is an all-inclusive, comprehensive analysis of the field for students and researchers. This book summarizes the current scope of research on children and the media, suggests directions for future research, and attempts to provide students with a deliberate examination of how children use, enjoy, learn from, and are advantaged or disadvantaged by regular exposure to television and other electronic media. The new edition examines the proliferation of new forms of electronic media such as video and Internet enabled mobile phones, iPods, iPads, and Kindle that are accessible to even some of the youngest children, as well as the introduction of blogs, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, MySpace, Skype and texting as forms of communication among young people and adults. Fully revised and updated, this Second Edition of a popular text is: Authoritative: The respected experience of Dorothy and Jerome Singer, coupled with an outstanding team of contributing authors, makes this the most authoritative volume available on this topic. Comprehensive: More than 30 chapters in 3 sections examine the psychological, health, and social effects of media on children and their development, the media industry and environment, and policy issues and advocacy. Cutting Edge: Debates surrounding important policy decisions in this area are often largely uninformed by empirical evidence. This text reviews diverse research and is a touchstone work in this area.

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About Author

Dorothy G. Singer, is retired Senior Research Scientist, Department of Psychology, Yale University. Dr. Singer is also Co-Director, with Jerome L. Singer, of the Yale University Family Television Research and Consultation Center affiliated with the Zigler Center for Child Development and Public Policy. She is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association. Her research and publications are in the area of early childhood development, television effects on youth, and parent training in imaginative play. She received the Distinguished Alumni Award from Teachers College, Columbia University in 2006, and in 2009, the Award for Distinguished Lifetime Contributions to Media Psychology from the American Psychological Association. Jerome L. Singer is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at Yale University and a Fellow of the American Psychological Association. His specialty is research on the psychology of imagination and daydreaming. Dr. Singer has authored articles on thought processes, imagery, personality, psychotherapy, children's play, and the effects of television. He has been President of the Division of Aesthetics, Creativity and the Arts in the American Psychological Association. In 2008, he was awarded the Rudolf Arnheim Award for Distinguished Contributions to the Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts from the American Psychological Association, and in 2009, the Paul Farnsworth Award for Lifetime Contribution and Service, Division 10, American Psychological Association.


01 - The Use of Television and Other Film-Related Media - George Comstock 02 - The Role of Reading for Children and Adolescents in a Digital Age - Roger Desmond 03 - Children, The Internet, and Other New Technologies - Todd Tarpley 04 - Digital Media and Youth: Games, Internet and Development - Kaveri Subrahmanyam, Patricia Greenfield 05 - Social Networking, Social Gaming, Texting - Yong Zhao, Wei Qiu, Naiyi Xie 06 - Attention, Comprehension, and the Educational Influences of Television - David Bickham, Aletha Huston, Marie Schmidt 07 - Television as an Incidental Language Teacher - Alice Howard, Lara Mayeaux, Letitia Naigles 08 - Television and the Child's Developing Imagination - Patti Valkenburg, Sandra Calvert 09 - Creating Vigilance for Better Learning From Television - Jennings Bryant 10 - Effects of Prosocial TV Content on Children's Social Interactions - Marie-Louise Mares, Emory Woodard 11 - The Media and Children's Fears, Anxieties, and Sleep Disturbances - Joanne Cantor 12 - Effects of Media Violence on Aggression - Brad Bushman, L. Rowell Huesman 13 - Prosocial, Antisocial, and Educational Effects of Recreational Video Games - Craig Anderson, Karen Dill, Doug Gentile 14 - Research on Sex in the Media: What Do We Know About Effects on Children and Adolescents - Stacy Smith, Ed Donnerstein, Neil Malamuth 15 - Media and Identity Development - Nina Huntemann, Michael Morgan 16 - Television's Gender Role Images and Contribution to Stereotyping: Past, Present, Future - Nancy Signorielli 17 - Media and the Family - Robert Kubey, Smita Banerjee, Barna Donavan 18 - Television, Children, and Multicultural Awareness: Comprehending the Medium in a Complex Multimedia Society - Joy Asamen, Gordon Berry 19 - PRIX JEUNESSE as a Force for Cultural Diversity - David Kleeman 20 - Children and Media in a Global Perspective - Cecilia Von Feilitzen 21 - Children and Television Advertising - Dale Kunkel, Jessica Castonguay 22 - Children, Adolescents, Drugs, and the Media - Victor Strasburger 23 - Food Advertising: Targeting Children in a Toxic Environment - Katherine Horgen, Kelly Brownell, Jennifer Harris 24 - Popular Music: The Soundtrack of Adolescence - Donald Roberts, Peter Christenson 25 - The Economic Structure of the Commercial Electronic Children's Media Industries - J. Allen 26 - The Children's Television Business: Programming and Structure - Alison Alexander 27 - The Role of Research and Evaluation in Educational Media - Michael Cohen, Joseph Caliguro 28 - Hazards and Possibilities of Commercial Media in the Schools - Ellen Wartella, Nancy Jennings 29 - Policies and Regulations Regarding Children's Exposure to the Electronic Media - Dale Kunkel, Brian Wilcox 30 - Industry Standards and Practices: Compliance with the Children's Television Act - Karen Hill-Scott 31 - Child and Parent Responses to the Age-Based and Content-Based Television Ratings - Bradley Greenberg, Lynn Rampoldi-Hnilo 32 - Safeguards for Youth in the Digital Marketing Ecosystem - Kathryn Montgomery 33 - Public Policy and Private Practice: Government Regulations and Parental Control of Children's Television Use in the Home - Amy Jordan 34 - Parents and Other Adults: Models and Monitors of Healthy Media Habits - Marjorie Hogan 35 - Media Literacy and Critical Television Viewing in Education - Mami Komaya 36 - Children's Advocacy Groups: A History and Analysis - Laurie Trotta

Product Details

  • publication date: 12/09/2011
  • ISBN13: 9781412982429
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 824
  • ID: 9781412982429
  • weight: 1588
  • ISBN10: 1412982421
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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