Research Wrap-Up: October 31, 2008

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Here is a list of recently published studies on children, media, and health exploring  a range of  topics: To explore whether high exposure to violent video games increases physical aggression over time in both high- (United States) and low- (Japan) violence cultures. To examine the association between violence in the media and the expression of… Read more »

Children’s Safety vs. Free Speech?

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On Wednesday, California will once again bring to the courts the question of whether to bar the sale or rental of violent video games to minors. The Mercury New reports that supporters intend to protect children from the negative effects of exposure to media violence. Opponents, however, say that the law is unconstitutional and claim… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: October 24, 2008

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Here is a list of recently published studies on children, media, and health exploring  a range of  topics: Examination of the relationship between Greek young people aged 12-18 and the Internet through their patterns of Internet use in the home. Exploration to understand if  violence depicted in television programs, particularly cartoons, has a negative impact … Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: October 17, 2008

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Here is a list of recently published studies on children, media, and health exploring  a range of  topics: Exploration of why and how teens engage and consume online mobile gaming. Exploration the association between smoking in the movies with adolescent smoking in middle-income countries (Mexico.). Discussion of the use of  methylphenidate treatment to reduce Internet… Read more »

Can Reading Help Kids Lose Weight?

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We know that reading offers a wide variety of benefits, but is encouraging weight loss one of them? According to a new study by Duke University researchers, the answer might be yes–when you’re reading the right kind of book. Healthy Lifestyles, Duke’s six-month childhood obesity program, gave 31 of its 81 participants a book called… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: October 10, 2008

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Here is a list of recently published studies on children, media, and health exploring  a range of  topics: Exploration of how effectively students can assess the accuracy of Internet-based material when gathering information on a controversial medical topic using simple keyword searches. Discussion of the relation between television, computer games, and the Internet and antisocial… Read more »

Books + Video Games = Increased Reading?

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Virtually all young people in the U.S. play video games, according to a recent Pew Internet study, but fewer and fewer seem to be reading books for fun. As a recent study from the National Endowment for the Arts reports, less than one third of thirteen-year-olds are daily readers. There are a variety of approaches… Read more »

Does TV Violence Affect Children of Different Races and Genders Differently?

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Many studies have explored the relationship between kids’ exposure to media violence and harmful health effects, but there has been little research into whether these effects tend to differ depending on the viewer’s gender or race. A study published in September’s Perspectives on Psychological Science brings some new evidence to the table. Researchers found that,… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: October 3, 2008

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Here is a list of recently published studies on children, media, and health exploring  a range of  topics: Assessment of behavioral and social variables to understand the correlation to sedentary time in European youth. Understand how young patients with type 1 diabetes interact with the Sweet Talk, a  system which  sends messages to patients’ cell… Read more »