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

Máire Messenger Davies

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    Abstract

    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.
    LanguageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThe International Handbook of Children, Media and Culture
    EditorsSonia Livingstone., Kirsten Drotner
    Pages121 -136
    Publication statusPublished - 2008

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    Fantasy
    Artifice
    Psychological
    Realism
    Theory of Mind
    False Belief

    Keywords

    • fantasy
    • reality
    • children
    • youth
    • media effects
    • cognition
    • child development
    • television
    • theory of mind

    Cite this

    Messenger Davies, M. (2008). ‘Reality and fantasy in children’s relationship with the media’. In S. Livingstone., & K. Drotner (Eds.), The International Handbook of Children, Media and Culture (pp. 121 -136)
    Messenger Davies, Máire. / ‘Reality and fantasy in children’s relationship with the media’. The International Handbook of Children, Media and Culture. editor / Sonia Livingstone. ; Kirsten Drotner. 2008. pp. 121 -136
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