The SAGE Handbook of Child Development explores the multicultural development of children through the varied and complex interplay of traditional agents of socialization as well as contemporary media influences, examining how socialization practices and media content construct and teach us about diverse cultures. Editors Joy K. Asamen, Mesha L. Ellis, and Gordon L. Berry, along with chapter authors from a wide variety of disciplines, highlight how to analyze, compare, and contrast alternative perspectives of children of different cultures, domestically and globally, with the major principles and theories of child development in cognitive, socioemotional, and/or social/contextual domains.

An Evaluation of the Effects of Movies on Adolescent Viewers

An Evaluation of the Effects of Movies on Adolescent Viewers

An evaluation of the effects of movies on adolescent viewers
Jannette L.Dates, Lillie M.Fears, JosephineStedman

One of the most important elements of adolescence is the development of an identity. As teenagers develop their values, beliefs, and ideas about behaviors, they are likely to draw from a variety of cultural and social forces in their worlds. In this regard, many look to music industry icons and figures in major sports leagues, whereas some choose celebrities who headline popular movies, and others use a mixture of such figures.

Although a healthy relationship with parents is important during the teenage years, adolescents also are confronted with a variety of other institutional, social, and cultural influences—namely those linked to school, social organizations, ...

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