By Patti M. Valkenburg
The previous a number of a long time have witnessed hundreds of thousands of reviews into young children and the media. but, a lot educational learn remains to be in its infancy in terms of our wisdom in regards to the makes use of, personal tastes, and results of other media. This particular quantity strikes the sector ahead during this regard, with its insights into the newest theories and study on teenagers and the media. writer Patti M. Valkenburg explores "screen" media (i.e., tv, motion pictures, video and desktop video games, and the Internet), and focuses her learn at the so much basic themes within the examine of kids and the media. In every one bankruptcy, Valkenburg examines a vital subject on teenagers and the media: the influence of media violence, kid's emotional reactions to information and leisure, the meant and unwanted side effects of ads, and the makes use of and results of computing device video games and the net. She has dependent the chapters to supply an summary of latest theories and study on a selected subject, and vitamins the paintings of others together with her personal ground-breaking study findings. She offers a cautious and even-handed remedy of study in kid's media, and contains present and remarkable experiences. As a source for learn in teenagers and media and media psychology, this quantity presents a well timed and thorough exam of the kingdom of thought and examine. it is going to function a helpful reference for students and as a fascinating textual content for complex scholars.
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Extra resources for Children's Responses to the Screen: A Media Psychological Approach (Lea's Communication Series)
Girls are probably more likely to watch romantic themes if the focus is on love and the development of relationships. Boys may prefer romance if sexuality and its taboo nature is the focus (Valkenburg & Cantor, 2000). A study by De Bruin (1999) suggests, however, that the differences between teenage males and females regarding preferences for romance have become less evident in the past decade. On the basis of his content analysis of various British and Dutch magazines for the young, such as Sugar, Break Out, and Top of the Pops, de Bruin argued that the romantic perspective, in which a female waits until a male fancies her, has progressively become less prominent in magazines for the young since the early 1990s.
1993). From around the age of 6 or 7, children progressively tend to rely on both internal and external cues to interpret emotions. , 1993). , 1991; Sheldon & Loncar, 1996). , 1993). According to Piaget (1929), children up to the age of 6 are egocentric in their thinking. By this, Piaget did not mean to say that young children are selfish, but that they are not yet able to think from the social perspectives (thoughts, emotions) of others. Piaget chose the term egocentrism to explain some aspects of the child’s language.
Preschool girls are more interested in relationship-centered and nurturing themes. They prefer themes and contexts such as castles, dance studios, schools, circuses, and farmyards, and prefer to focus on such characters as fashion models, ballerinas, good fairies, and princesses. Research has shown that boys mainly identify with male characters, whereas girls can become attached to characters of both sexes. Girls’ relatively frequent attraction to male characters probably results from the fact that there are more male characters in the media, who generally also have more exciting and interesting roles than female characters (Hoffner & Cantor, 1991).
Children's Responses to the Screen: A Media Psychological Approach (Lea's Communication Series) by Patti M. Valkenburg