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race carried in so much children's popular media combined with children's special vulnerability to
these messages makes the negative lessons about race taught to all children via media
LEARNING LESSONS ABOUT MEDIA VIOLENCE THROUGH PLAY
Play is one of the central ways young children work out an understanding of new or confusing
information and experiences. Therefore, it is normal for them to bring violent media content they
have seen into their play to try to figure it out. As they work out an understanding through play,
they learn lessons about violence that they incorporate into their repertoire of behavior, ideas, and
feelings. The more violence children experience, the more violent content we can expect to see in
their play and the more lessons they will be learning about violence as they play (Berk, 1995;
Carlsson-Paige & Levin, 1987, 1990; Piaget & Inhelder, 1969).
Play vs. Imitation
All play in not the same. What children learn about violence in their play and whether...
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This document was uploaded on 04/03/2014.
- Fall '14