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

Máire Messenger Davies

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterpeer-review


    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThe International Handbook of Children, Media and Culture
    EditorsSonia Livingstone., Kirsten Drotner
    PublisherSAGE Publications
    Pages121 -136
    Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - 2008


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


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