The Handbook of Children, Media, and Development

The Handbook of Children, Media, and Development

Editor(s): Sandra L. Calvert, Barbara J. Wilson

Print ISBN: 9781405144179

Online ISBN: 9781444302752

DOI: 10.1002/9781444302752


"This handbook is a meticulously researched 'tour-de-force' of the role media play in shaping child and family development. Through a multi-disciplinary analysis of the varied impacts the media are having on children's learning, social interactions, and healthy development, the handbook offers an authoritative, balanced perspective, while identifying pressing issues to be addressed by policymakers. It is a must-read for those who wish to understand the rich and subtle ways media influence children's lives every day."
-Michael Levine, PhD, Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop

"The Handbook of Children, Media and Development assembles the most accomplished researchers in the field and presents in-depth and theoretically driven analyses of the most important research advances, including novel theorizing on recent technological innovations in the media. Essential as a text or reference for students, scholars, and policymakers. Understandable to undergraduates, but with depth and accuracy that scholars will appreciate."
-Joanne Cantor, Director, Center for Communication Research, University of Wisconsin-Madison

"Calvert and Wilson have gathered together a collection of up-to-the-moment research on how children use and are influenced by various mass media, but also on the business models underlying the industry and an array of possible policies and interventions designed to protect children. Students, scholars, policymakers, and parents will all find this book an invaluable resource."
-Donald F. Roberts, Thomas More Storke Professor Emeritus, Stanford University