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Calming children's television fears: Mr. Rogers vs. The Incredible Hulk
Publication Type:
Journal Article
Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media 32 (3) pg 271-288
Objective: To determine whether different types of interventions could reduce children's fear of a scary television program Design: Controlled experiment: Children were exposed to one of three segments of Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood. Two were designed to reduce fear of The Incredible Hulk (a program where a mild-mannered sciencontinued
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Age Group:
Childhood (birth-12 yrs), School Age (6-12 yrs)
Study Design:
Experimental Study
Source of Funding:
National Institute of Mental Health grant MH35320
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