Cartoons on Child’s Development Shar’meon Price Psychology 3233.01
Children go through many stages of development in which they encounter various types of cartons. From babies to young children there are more than just learning cartoons, there are also cartoons made for entertainment only. Majority of cartoons have become diverse and easier for kids to relate to as well as children to understand, and enjoy the cartoon at the same time.
This project enabled me to look deeper into the context of different cartoons. This helped me to understand the influences of the media on a child’s attitude and interpersonal behavior. I also critically observed the behaviors being modeled through the characters.
I expect to find more cartoons based on entertainment rather than intellectual, and developmental purposes.
I watched several cartoon shows that children between the ages six to eleven watch. I identified the number of nature of violence, sex-role stereotypes, non violence, and pro social things that was portrayed in the cartoons.
A child’s development and behavior depends on various different aspects. From birth to young preschool years a child’s development doesn’t stop it just keep growing. According to Piaget theory on cognitive development children actively construct their understanding of the world. Children learn through both assimilation and accommodation. Children between the ages six to eleven relate to television in different ways depending on how long their attention spans are. On the other hand most cartoons teach children to learn how things operate by exploring things on how they work. Vygotsky’s theory is a sociocultural cognitive theory that emphasizes on how culture and social interaction guide cognitive development.
From the ages 6 to 11 children start to develop social and intellectual skills. Vygotsky argued that children social interaction with more-skilled adults and peers.
Foster's Home of Imaginary Friends The Proud Family
The Graph shows how many times I saw each different thing that occurred with a five to thirty minute time interval. Violence and aggression showed up the most during Foster’s Home of Imaginary Friends.
Over all I found my hypothesis turned out to be true. There are really more entertainment cartoons than intellectual cartoons. Cartoons in the new generations do not teach children anything educational. The one thing that I saw was that cartoons illustrate a lot of family oriented shows.