Reducing Children's Emotional Reactions to Mass Media Through Rehearsed Explanationand Exposure to a Replica of a Fear Object

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  • BARBARA J. WILSON

    1. Barbara J. Wilson (Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1985) is assistant professor in the Department of Communication, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky. This research was supported by a grant from the College of Arts and Sciences, University of Louisville. The author would like to thank Mark Filbert for serving as one of the experimenters, and Lesa McNeill for helping with the experimental materials. Special thanks are due to Robert Spencer, Principal of Field Elementary School, and Linda Duvall, Director of the Klondike Lane Kinder-Care Learning Center, for allowing the study tobe conducted in their schools. Thanks are also due to the teachers, staff, and studentsat Field Elementary School and Kinder-Care Learning Center.
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