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Chapter Seven - Television and Children's Executive Function
Advances in Child Development and Behavior
Format: Book Chapter
Publication Date: 2015/01/01/
Publisher: JAI
Pages: 219 - 248
Sources ID: 72166
Visibility: Public (group default)
Abstract: (Show)
Children spend a lot of time watching television on its many platforms: directly, online, and via videos and DVDs. Many researchers are concerned that some types of television content appear to negatively influence children's executive function. Because (1) executive function predicts key developmental outcomes, (2) executive function appears to be influenced by some television content, and (3) American children watch large quantities of television (including the content of concern), the issues discussed here comprise a crucial public health issue. Further research is needed to reveal exactly what television content is implicated, what underlies television's effect on executive function, how long the effect lasts, and who is affected.