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Media Maze

This course will explore the prevalence of children’s media use, many of the media effects that are of most concern to those interested in the well-being of youth, and the social scientific theories that explain how children’s brains cognitively and emotional process media content. Finally, the course identifies specific strategies that can be taken to help youth avoid the potentially negative effects, and enjoy the potentially positive effects, of media exposure.
$35.00

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify the types of media content that may be harmful or beneficial for children’s well-being.
  2. Describe the media effects that receive the most attention by parents, educators, health professionals, and policymakers.
  3. Discuss several scientific theories that help explain why children are affected by media exposure.
  4. Identify specific strategies for helping alter how children are affected by media exposure.
Products specifications
Instructor E. Rasmussen, Ph.D.
Contact Hours: 4
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