Below is my thesis outline and updated bibliography reorganized in order of subject areas.
I. Introduction of concept
a. Parent/child interaction and child psychological development
b. Children and interactive technologies
II. Child development and parental separation
- Learning disabilities
- Psychological benefits of parental involvement
III. Communication and psychological development through play
- With peers
- With parents
IV. Applications of technology with children
- Previous research and findings
- Current research and findings
- Pros and cons
- Is technology detrimental to early childhood development?
- How much technology should children be exposed to?
- Alternative forms of interactivity.
V. Using robotics as a form of social media with young children
a. Remote communication technology and children
b. Ease of use and adaptability
c. Parental interaction
a. Observations and short-term results
- Issues and refinements
- Additional testing with refinements
a. Final testing results
b. Short-term psychological benefits
c. Hypothesized, long-term psychological benefits
Communication, Objectification and Semiotics
Ware, Elizabeth, Susan Gelman, and Felicia Kleinberg. “The Medium is the Message: Pictures and Objects Evoke Distinct Conceptual Relations in Parent-Child Conversations.” Merrill-Palmer Quarterly. 59.1 (2013): 50-78. Print.
Roberts, Donald, and Ulla Foehr. “Trends in Media Use.”Future of Children. 18.1 (2008): 11-37. Print.
Calvert, Sandra. “Children as Consumers: Advertising and Marketing.” Future of Children. 18.1 (2008): 205-234. Print.
Wallendorf, Melanie, and Eric Arnould. “My Favorite Things: A Cross-Cultural Inquiry into Object Attachment, Possessiveness, and Social Linkage.”Journal of Consumer Research. 14.4 (1988): 531-547. Print.
McLaughlin, James. “Nonverbal Behaviors in the Analytic Situation: The Search for Meaning in Nonverbal Cues.” American Imago. 67.4 (2010): 487-514. Print.
Shedroff, N. Information Interaction Design: A Unified Field Theory of Design.In:Jacobson, B (ed.) Information Design. Cambridge: MIT Press (2000): 267-292. Print.
Dunn, Judy. “Understanding Children’s Family Worlds: Family Transitions and Children’s Outcome.”Merrill-Palmer Quarterly. 50.3 (2004): 224-235. Print.
Frosch, Cynthia, Martha Cox, and Barbara Goldman. “Infant-Parent Attachment and Parental and Child Behavior During Parent-Toddler Storybook Interaction.” Merrill-Palmer Quarterly. 47.4 (2001): 445-474. Print.
Mullin, Amy. “Parents and Children: An Alternative to Selfless and Unconditional Love.” Hypatia. 21.1 (2006): 181-200. Print.
Choate, Molly, Donna Pincus, et al. “Parent-child interaction therapy for treatment of separation anxiety disorder in young children: A pilot study.”Cognitive and Behavioral Practice. 12.1 (2005): 126-135. Print.
Parkes, C. M., J. Stevenson-Hinde, and P. Marris.Attachment across the life cycle. New York: Psychology Press, 1991. Print.
Bornstein, M. H. Handbook of parenting. 2. 4. Mahwah, New Jersey: Mahwah, NJ, 2002. Print.
Children and Technology
McGonigal, Jane. Reality is Broken: Why GamesCan Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World. 1. 1. New York: Penguin Press, 2012. Print.
Rideout, Victoria, Elizabeth Vanderwater, and Ellen Wartella. “Zero to Six: Electronic Media in the Lives of Infants, Toddlers and Preschoolers.”Henry J. Kaiser Family
Breazeal, Cynthia. “Toward Sociable Robots.” Robotics and Autonomous Systems. 42 (2003): 167-175. Web. 6 Apr. 2013. <http://robotic.media.mit.edu/pdfs/journals/Breazeal-RAS03.pdf>.
Breazeal, Cynthia. “Dr. Cynthia Breazeal-MIT Media Lab.” Dr. Cynthia Breazeal Associate Professor of Media Arts & Sciences Director of Personal Robotics Group. MIT. Web. 6 Apr 2013. <http://web.media.mit.edu/~cynthiab/index.html>.
Breazeal , Cynthia, perf. Cynthia Breazeal: The rise of personal robots. TED Talks, 2011. Web. 6 Apr 2013.
Breazeal, Cynthia. “Social Interactions in HRI: The Robot View.” IEEE Transactions in Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Part C. 2.34 (2003): 181-186. Print. <http://robotic.media.mit.edu/pdfs/journals/Breazeal-IEEESMC-04-trv.pdf>.
Kirkorian, Heather, Ellen Wartella, and Daniel Anderson. “Media and Young Children’s Learning.” Future of Children. 2008.39-61 n. page. Print.