Master's Theses

Document Type

Thesis - campus only access

Date of Award

Spring 1964

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)




Robert R. Witt


It is the purpose of this study to analyse some of the predominant statements about the psychological and sociological influence of television on children. Hypotheses concerning the impacts of television are the following ones: (1) Television watching often appears to be an individual experience of a child, especially of a withdrawn one, even if he is part of an audience. (2) Television seems to replace primary group contacts. A child may try to find a substitute for satisfying primary group relationships in watching television. (3) Children who are still heavy viewers at an age of thirteen to fourteen are likely to be socially isolated. Their social maturity is unlikely to be congruous with their chronological age.


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Copyright 1964 Renate Hausin

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