Cognitive Development in Digital Contexts

Cognitive Development in Digital Contexts

Number of page: 370
Author: edited by Fran C. Blumberg, Patricia J. Brooks
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 9780128097090
Rating:
Category: Psychology

Cognitive Development in Digital Contexts investigates the impact of screen media on key aspects of children and adolescents’ cognitive development. Highlighting how screen media impact cognitive development, the book addresses a topic often neglected amid societal concerns about pathological media use and vulnerability to media effects, such as aggression, cyber-bullying and Internet addiction. It addresses children and adolescents’ cognitive development involving their interactions with parents, early language development, imaginary play, attention, memory, and executive control, literacy and academic performance. Covers the impact of digital from both theoretical and practical perspectivesInvestigates effects of digital media on attention, memory, language and executive functioningExamines video games, texting, and virtual reality as contexts for learningExplores parent-child interactions around mediaConsiders the development of effective educational mediaAddresses media literacy and critical thinking about mediaConsiders social policy for increasing access to high quality education media and the InternetProvides guidance for parents on navigating children’s technology usage