On the Consequences of Television-Related Parent-Child Interaction

@article{Messaris1981OnTC,
  title={On the Consequences of Television-Related Parent-Child Interaction},
  author={Paul Messaris and Carla Sarett},
  journal={Human Communication Research},
  year={1981},
  volume={7},
  pages={226-244}
}
This is a theoretical examination of certain ways in which a child's development may be affected by parent-child interactions in which the content of television programming appears as an explicit referent, i. e., as the topic of a verbal exchange, as the premise for a game, and so forth. The discussion deals with four areas of development, viz.: (1) the child's interpretational skills with regard to the television medium; (2) the child's repertory of cognitive categories regarding the real… 
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