The Resource Motion pictures and the social attitudes of children, [by] Ruth C. Peterson, University of Chicago, [and] L.L. Thurstone, University of Chicago

Motion pictures and the social attitudes of children, [by] Ruth C. Peterson, University of Chicago, [and] L.L. Thurstone, University of Chicago

Label
Motion pictures and the social attitudes of children
Title
Motion pictures and the social attitudes of children
Statement of responsibility
[by] Ruth C. Peterson, University of Chicago, [and] L.L. Thurstone, University of Chicago
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Language
eng
Summary
"Motion pictures are not understood by the present generation of adults. They are new; they make an enormous appeal to children; and they present ideas and situations which parents may not like. Consequently when parents think of the welfare of their children who are exposed to these compelling situations, they wonder about the effect of the pictures upon the ideals and behavior of the children. Do the pictures really influence children in any direction? Are their conduct, ideals, and attitudes affected by the movies? Are the scenes which are objectionable to adults understood by children, or at least by very young children? Do children eventually become sophisticated and grow superior to pictures? Are the emotions of children harmfully excited? In short, just what effect do motion pictures have upon children of different ages? Each individual has his answer to these questions. He knows of this or that incident in his own experience, and upon these he bases his conclusions. Consequently opinions differ widely. No one in this country up to the present time has known in any general and impersonal manner just what effect motion pictures have upon children. Meanwhile children clamor to attend the movies as often as they are allowed to go. Moving pictures make a profound appeal to children of all ages. In such a situation it is obvious that a comprehensive study of the influence of motion pictures upon children and youth is appropriate. To measure these influences the investigators who cooperated to make this series of studies analyzed the problem to discover the most significant questions involved. They set up individual studies to ascertain the answer to the questions and to provide a composite answer to the central question of the nature and extent of these influences. In using this technique the answers must inevitably be sketches without all the details filled in; but when the details are added the picture will not be changed in any essential manner. Parents, educators, and physicians will have little difficulty in fitting concrete details of their own into the outlines which these studies supply. Specifically, the studies were designed to form a series to answer the following questions: What sorts of scenes do the children of America see when they attend the theaters? How do the mores depicted in these scenes compare with those of the community? How often do children attend? How much of what they see do they remember? What effect does what they witness have upon their ideals and attitudes? Upon their sleep and health? Upon their emotions? Do motion pictures directly or indirectly affect the conduct of children? Are they related to delinquency and crime, and, finally, how can we teach children to discriminate between movies that are artistically and morally good and bad?"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2015 APA, all rights reserved)
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Additional physical form
Also issued in print
Cataloging source
DcWaAPA
Dewey number
  • 791.4
  • 791.4
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • charts
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1995.5
LC item number
.P42 1933
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Motion pictures and youth
Label
Motion pictures and the social attitudes of children, [by] Ruth C. Peterson, University of Chicago, [and] L.L. Thurstone, University of Chicago
Publication
Note
  • A preliminary edition was issued in 1932 under title: The effect of motion pictures on the social attitudes of high school children
  • With this is bound: Shuttlesworth, Frank K. The social conduct and attitude of movie fans ... New York, 1933
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preliminary studies -- The effect of single pictures -- The cumulative effect of pictures -- The persistence of effect -- Conclusions
Control code
apa09331298
Dimensions
21 cm.)
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 75 pages
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b33480631
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
apa09331298

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