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‘Reality and fantasy in children’s relationship with the media’

Messenger Davies, Máire (2008) ‘Reality and fantasy in children’s relationship with the media’. In: The International Handbook of Children, Media and Culture. (Eds: Livingstone., Sonia and Drotner, Kirsten), Sage, 121 -136. [Book section]

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A review of research on children's understanding of the difference between fantasy and reality, both in terms of 'false belief' and psychological constructs such as 'Theory of Mind', applying these approaches to children's understanding of artifice and realism in TV material.

Item Type:Book section
Keywords:fantasy; reality; children; youth; media effects; cognition; child development; television; theory of mind
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Arts
Faculty of Arts > School of Media, Film & Journalism
Research Institutes and Groups:Centre for Media Research
ID Code:12131
Deposited By: Professor Maire Messenger Davies
Deposited On:22 Feb 2010 09:37
Last Modified:04 Mar 2014 14:38

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