Chapter 10. News, Reality Shows, and Children's Fears: Examining Content Patterns, Theories, and Negative Effects

  1. Dr Sandra L. Calvert doctorate Chair Professor Director fellow4 and
  2. Barbara J. Wilson Head research consultant5
  1. Stacy L. Smith PhD Associate Professor1,
  2. Katherine M. Pieper MA, PhD Partnership Coordinator2 and
  3. Emily J. Moyer-Guse PhD, MA3

Published Online: 23 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444302752.ch10

The Handbook of Children, Media, and Development

The Handbook of Children, Media, and Development

How to Cite

Smith, S. L., Pieper, K. M. and Moyer-Guse, E. J. (2008) News, Reality Shows, and Children's Fears: Examining Content Patterns, Theories, and Negative Effects, in The Handbook of Children, Media, and Development (eds S. L. Calvert and B. J. Wilson), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444302752.ch10

Editor Information

  1. 4

    Georgetown University, USA

  2. 5

    University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Annenberg School for Communication, University of Southern California, USA

  2. 2

    University of Southern California, USA

  3. 3

    University of California, Santa Barbara, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 23 FEB 2009
  2. Published Print: 20 JUN 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405144179

Online ISBN: 9781444302752

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Keywords:

  • news processing and effects - stimulus generalization, developmental theory, schematic;
  • processing;
  • reality-based programming;
  • content patterns;
  • stimulus generalization;
  • developmental theory;
  • schematic processing

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Content Patterns

  • Exposure to the News

  • Theories Relevant to News Processing and Effects

  • Effects of Exposure to the News

  • Reality-Based Programming

  • Future Research

  • Conclusion

  • References