Media and Attention, Cognition, and School Achievement

  title={Media and Attention, Cognition, and School Achievement},
  author={Marie Schmidt and Marie Evans Elizabeth A. Vandewater},
  journal={The Future of Children},
  pages={63 - 85}
Marie Evans Schmidt and Elizabeth Vandewater review research on links between various types of electronic media and the cognitive skills of school-aged children and adolescents. One central finding of studies to date, they say, is that the content delivered by electronic media is far more influential than the media themselves.Most studies, they point out, find a small negative link between the total hours a child spends viewing TV and that child's academic achievement. But when researchers take… Expand
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