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6. Social Policy Implications L ECTURE S UMMARIZE SOME OF THE CENTRAL SOCIAL POLICY IMPLICATIONS OF THE RESEARCH IN SOCIAL AND PERSONALITY DEVELOPMENT DISCUSSED IN CLASS . T EXT Chapter 12 1. What is “television literacy” and why is its development important to the effects of televised content on children? 2. What can we conclude about the effects of televised violence on children’s aggression? When it is influential, what are some of the reasons? What are the cautions that must be kept in mind when interpreting the research evidence? 3. What do we know about the effects of televised (a) social stereotypes, (b) commercials, and (c) educational programs? On balance, is television a benefit or an evil for children -- or does it depend (if so, on what?)?
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Unformatted text preview: 4. Can computers assist in promoting learning and cognitive growth? If so, how? 5. Should preschoolers attend school? What does the research evidence indicate? 6. What are the characteristics that distinguish effective schools from other schools? Distinguish misconceptions about the characteristics of effective schools from conclusions for which there is research evidence. Epilogue You won't be tested on the Epilogue of the text, but I encourage you to read it anyway: it is a thoughtful, even wise, reflection on all the specific things we've been learning about this quarter, putting the pieces and processes of development together. Enjoy! 1...
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  • Spring '08
  • Psychology, Social policy implications

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