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Cultural-Historical Psychology

Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

ISSN (printed version): 1816-5435

ISSN (online): 2224-8935


License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Started in 2005

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'Scary' Cartoon Films in Modern Animation 2167

The paper addresses such issues as "Can animation be scary?", "Should a child be allowed to watch scary cartoon films?", "What exactly in a cartoon can evoke the feeling of fear in children of different age groups?", "Are images of 'scary things' different at different historical times?". The author attempts to answer these ques¬tions basing, on the one hand, on the analysis of animated films and factors that might contribute to the devel¬opment of fears in children of different ages (and taking into account the age specifics of child fears), and on the other hand, on the analysis of various data obtained through tests carried out on children.

Keywords: child fears, anxiety, animation, cartoon films, horror genre, children's horror stories

Column: Animated films in modern childhood

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