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Human Communication Research
This is a theoretical examination of certain ways in which a child's development may be affected by parent-child interactions in which the content of television programming appears as an explicit referent, i.e., as the topic of a verbal exchange, as the premise for a game, and so forth. The discussion deals with four areas of development, viz.: (1) the child's interpretational skills with regard to the television medium; (2) the child's repertory of cognitive categories regarding the real world; (3) the child's behavioral repertory, including both verbal and nonverbal items; and (4) the child's social relation¬ships. The paper concludes with a discussion of certain methodological issues involved in the empirical examination of these matters.
This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Messaris, P.,& Sarett, C. (1981) "On the Consequences of Television Related Parent Child Interaction.” Human Communication Research, 7(3): 226 244., which has been published in final form at doi: 10.1111/j.1468-2958.1981.tb00571.x.
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Messaris, P., & Sarett, C. (1981). On the Consequences of Television-Related Parent-Child Interaction. Human Communication Research, 7 (3), 226-244. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-2958.1981.tb00571.x
Date Posted: 15 May 2017