Moderating a mean and scary world: Fear-related coping strategies in television programs for the preschool audience.

Connell, Sabrina.


  • Abstract: Previous research has suggested that young children primarily rely on social support and behavioral, rather than cognitive, coping strategies when managing fears of the dark and monsters. Research has also suggested that affirming reality may be less effective than other means, such as positive pretense, in helping children cope with fear. This thesis examined how preschool television ... read more
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