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The effects of background televison on the toy play behavior of very young children
Publication Type:
Journal Article
Child Development 79 (4) pg 1137-1151
Objective: To examine how the presence of background television affects the play behavior of young children, ages 1-3. Design: Experimental study, examining differences in play behavior with and without background television. Subjects and Setting: 50 children, ages 12-, 24-, and 36-months, identified via state births records andcontinued
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Childhood (birth-12 yrs), Preschool Age (2-5 yrs)
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Experimental Study
Source of Funding:
National Science Foundation grants BCS-0111811 and BCS-0519197
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