Research Wrap-Up: March 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: D'Alessio, M., Laghi, F., &  Baiocco, R. (2009). Attitudes toward TV advertising: A measure for children. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online 18 March. To assess children's attitude toward TV advertising…. Read more »

Using Media to Show Instead of Tell

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Last week, we blogged about an op-ed on photo retouching and body image by filmmaker Jesse Epstein.  Here, Jesse joins us as a guest blogger to expand upon the educational efforts she is working on.  I spent my formative childhood years in Mozambique Africa, where full bodies and “child bearing hips” were celebrated. When I… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: March 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: D'Alessio, M., Laghi, F., Baiocco, R. (2009). Attitudes toward TV advertising: A measure for children. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, In Press, available online 18 March. To describe a new self-report measure of children's attitudes toward… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: March 13, 2009

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Here is a list of recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Bijvank, M. N., Konijn, E.A., Bushman, B. J., & Roelofsma, P.(2009). Age and violent-Content labels make video games forbidden fruits for youth. Pediatrics, 123(3), 870-876. To test the hypothesis that the Pan European Game Information classification… Read more »

Achieving Perfect Beauty with an Airbrush

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Filmmaker Jesse Epstein recently published a video Op-Ed on the New York Times website.  This behind-the-scenes talk with real photo retouchers explores how pervasive this practice is within the beauty industry, and how it affects people’s perceptions of their own beauty. In the video she mentions a 2007 study which found that just 3 minutes… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: March 6, 2009

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This week, exciting new studies with a focus on children and the media were published in the latest issues of American Behavioral Scientist, British Journal of Developmental Psychology, and Pediatrics. Research highlights: American Behavioral Scientist, Volume 52, No. 8, April 2009 This special  issue addresses methodology, research, and issues and challenges to assess the effects… Read more »

TV for Infants: Helpful, Harmful, or Neither?

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Parents are always looking to know what is best for their infants’ developing brains.  One question that often comes up is whether exposing children to TV will help them learn or prevent them from doing so. In this month’s issue of Pediatrics, CMCH researchers Dr. Marie Evans Schmidt and Dr. Michael Rich were part of… Read more »