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Media and Children's Aggression, Fear, and Altruism
Noting that the social and emotional experiences of American children today often heavily involve electronic media, Barbara Wilson takes a close look at how exposure to screen media affectsExpand
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From Love at First Sight to Soul Mate: The Influence of Romantic Ideals in Popular Films on Young People's Beliefs about Relationships
Despite their popularity, few studies have systematically investigated the content of romantic comedy movies or the effects they may have on viewers. We conducted two studies to address this gap. TheExpand
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The handbook of children, media, and development
Notes on Editors and Contributors. Foreword (Aletha C. Huston). Acknowledgments. Introduction: Media and Children s Development (Sandra L. Calvert and Barbara J. Wilson). Part I: Historical,Expand
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Violence in Children's Television Programming: Assessing the Risks
This study investigates the nature and extent of violence contained in television programming that targets children aged 12 and younger. The measures employed in this content analysis are grounded inExpand
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Children's Comprehension of and Fear Reactions to Television News
The present study assesses children's reactions to television news. A total of 125 children from two grade levels (K-3rd vs. 4th-6th) were interviewed about their comprehension of and emotionalExpand
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Designing media messages about health and nutrition: what strategies are most effective?
  • B. J. Wilson
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of nutrition education and behavior
  • 1 March 2007
This report focuses on how to design media messages about nutrition that will persuade people to adopt healthful behaviors. The Elaboration Likelihood Model (ELM) is used as a theoretical frameworkExpand
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Media Violence and Aggression in Youth
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CHILDREN, Adolescents, & the MEDIA
Introduction - Dorothy G. Singer Preface Acknowledgments 1. Children & Adolescents: Unique Audiences 2. Advertising 3. Media Violence 4. Electronic Games - Jeanne Funk 5. Sexuality & the Media 6.Expand
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Counteracting the Effects of Female Stereotypes on Television via Active Mediation
This article reports results of an experiment with 83 kindergarten through 6th-grade children conducted to determine the effectiveness of a theoretically based active mediation strategy for reducingExpand
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Mean on the Screen: Social Aggression in Programs Popular With Children
A content analysis was conducted to examine the portrayal of social aggression in the 50 most popular television programs among 2- to 11-year-old children. Results revealed that 92% of the programsExpand
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