Chapter 13. Make-Believe Play, Imagination, and Creativity: Links to Children's Media Exposure

  1. Dr Sandra L. Calvert doctorate Chair Professor Director fellow3 and
  2. Barbara J. Wilson Head research consultant4
  1. Dr Dorothy G. Singer Senior Research Scientist Fellow1 and
  2. Dr Jerome L. Singer doctorate Professor Director President2

Published Online: 23 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444302752.ch13

The Handbook of Children, Media, and Development

The Handbook of Children, Media, and Development

How to Cite

Singer, D. G. and Singer, J. L. (2008) Make-Believe Play, Imagination, and Creativity: Links to Children's Media Exposure, 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.ch13

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Georgetown University, USA

  2. 4

    University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Psychology, Yale University, USA

  2. 2

    Yale University, 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:

  • Adaptive play and imagination;
  • imagination in childhood - forms;
  • displacement effect;
  • media exposure on imagination;
  • multi-user dungeons (MUDs);
  • children - fantasy/reality distinction;
  • children and media research advancement (CAMRA)

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Forms of Imagination in Childhood

  • Effects of Media Exposure on Imagination

  • The Importance of Content

  • Helping Children Understand the Fantasy/Reality Distinction in Electronic Media

  • Conclusion

  • References