Research Wrap-Up: February 27, 2009

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Here is a list of recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: To describe the television viewing time of preschoolers in Greece and to examine factors that may be associated with it. To examine if media coverage of celebrity DUIs can serve as teachable moments or problematic social… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: February 20, 2009

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Here is a list of recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: To test the hypothesis that exposure to violent media reduces aid offered to people in pain. To examine which forms of interpersonal involvement with both female and male TV characters are linked to young women's body… Read more »

Are You a Fan of CMCH?

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  Is everyone you know on facebook these days?  Well so are we!  Head on over to our page and click on “Become a Fan” in the top right corner.

Sexting = Sexual Texting

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A new trend of sending sexual texts and pictures via cell phone has lead to a number of teens being charged with child pornography.  In addition to the legal questions here, there are several sexual and emotional health concerns. A survey from the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy shows that 20% of… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: February 6, 2009

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Here is a list of recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: To understand how social class, culture, and environment (including media use) influence feeding practices and its link to obesity in Latino families. To examine the influence of talking on a cell phone which might affect children's… Read more »

A Different Kind of “Great Depression”?

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The following was written by guest blogger Dr. Brian Primack, University of Pittsburgh researcher and author of the new study Association Between Media Use in Adolescence and Depression in Young Adulthood: A Longitudinal Study. One of the important things about this study, I think, is just that it gets depression on our proverbial radar screen. … Read more »