Barr, R., Muentener, P., & Garica, A. (2007). Age-related changes in deferred imitation from television by 6- to 18-month-olds. Developmental Science, 10(6), 910- 921.
This study was designed to gauge the growing body of evidence that examines infant imitation from television both immediately and after a delay. Children were tested in two very controlled manners for this study that only deviated in one way. Some children were shown a demonstration in person (3D) and the others were shown the exact same demonstration via television (2D). This was the only difference in the two demonstrations and therefore created no bias. The study found that imitation from television can occur in ...view middle of the document...
Also, this study was modeled after the study that was completed to see if infants could imitate target actions better in person (3D) or through television (2D). There was a random selection of participants and some had music integrated into the demonstration while the others had no musical attribute added to the demonstrations. By keeping the selection random, not placing restriction on who could participate, and by controlling the demonstrations as much as possible; it was easy to alleviate bias. This source proves to be beneficial but works better in conjunction with the “Age-related changes in deferred imitation from television by 6 to 18 month olds”.
Bavelier, D., Green, S., & Dye, M. (2010). Children, wired: For better or for worse. Neuron,
This is an in depth article describing the positives and the negatives of technology’s impact on childhood development. It does not choose a side but rather explores all aspects of technology’s impact on not only early childhood development but childhood development as a whole. This article presents no proof of bias and uses a multitude of research studies to make key points both for and against technology use in childhood development. It argues that good things can turn into something bad if not used properly and that bad things can turn into something good if used in a manner that can benefit the individual. It expresses that it is imperative to keep in mind that some forms of technology have no effect on the form of behavior they were designed to transform, while others have effects that reach far beyond their intended outcomes. I find that this article would be a very useful source because it provides a wealth of information that looks at both sides of the impact of technology on childhood development. It states clear pros and clear cons without presenting bias.
Dimitri, C. (2009). The effects of infant media usage: what do we know and what should we learn? Acta Paediatrica, 98(1), 8-16.
This article reviews what is known about the effects of infant TV viewing on multiple domains of child development including language, cognition and attentional capacity as well as directions for future research. This article states that present day over 90% o f children begin watching TV regularly before the age of 2 years in spite of recommendations to the contrary. This has been on the rise since the late 1990s. This article leans more towards the research that shows that children should not have access to media. It has come to the conclusion that no studies to date have demonstrated benefits associated with early infant TV viewing and that parents should exercise due caution in exposing infants to excessive media. I find that this article is slightly biased but I still believe that it would be a good source to present the cons of media usage with infants and provides a wealth of knowledge and data.
Fidler, A. E., Zack, E., & Barr, R. (2010). Television...