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Sheryl B. Graves interview


White, Conrad Moore, Melvin Barrow-Murray, Barbara Yang, Eileen Valdes, Mario


In this clip host Melvin Moore asks about the differences in what children learn in relation to aggressive acts. Dr. Sheryl B. Graves, Professor of Psychology at New York University, talks about racial difference as it is portrayed on television. Studies show Black children pay different amounts of attention if the model is Black, or if the model is White, and that Black children are more likely to imitate White role models. Overall the program explores the effect of television violence on children via a joint discussion between host Melvin Moore (a psychologist) and two professors currently collaborating on a project to study the ability of children to evaluate television program content: Dr. Aimee D. Leifer (Associate Professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education) and Dr. Sheryl B. Graves (Professor of Psychology at New York University). Topics include why we still see a great deal of violence on television, in what ways television violence is different from "real-life" violence, what can kids learn from watching violent programs, if violence watched translates to "real life," if there are racial differences that children learn on television, if there are differences between what boys and girls learn, and if we should try to program television in any particular way. Produced by Barbara Barrow. Directed by Conrad White.
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