Media Literacy & Consumption and Adolescent Development

Linda Charmaraman, Ph.D., Research Scientist

June 3, 2016 (7.09 min)

Charmaraman considers four areas around adolescent development as it relates to media literacy and media consumption in her presentation. She shares insights and recommendations for practitioners, policymakers, and corporate industry to address growing concerns related to media use and young people.

Linda Charmaraman is a Research Scientist at the Wellesley Centers for Women. Her research interests include adolescent identity and agency, primarily in the areas of social and televised media, racial/ethnic identity, sexuality, bullying, peer relations, civic engagement, and positive youth development programs emphasizing girls and underrepresented young people.

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