Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies- January 29

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Here is a list of recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Greitemeyer, T., & Osswald. S.(2010). Effects of prosocial video games on prosocial behavior. J Pers Soc Psychol. 98(2), 211-221. In the present research, four experiments examined the hypothesis that playing a prosocial video game increases helping… Read more »

Research Toolbox: Children/Youth, Media, and Health Databases

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Looking for freely available, comprehensive, bibliographic databases on the topics of media literacy, media, children, and health? Explore these four databases: The Center on Media and Child Health’s Database of Research, Children’s Hospital, Boston The Center on Media and Child Health (CMCH) offers a comprehensive online database of peer-reviewed  research on media and child health…. Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies-January 22

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Here is a list of recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Fiorini, M. (2010)The effect of home computer use on children’s cognitive and non-cognitive skills. Economics of Education Review, 29(1), 55-72. This study investigates the effect of using a home computer on children’s development. Fischer, P.,  Kastenmüller,… Read more »

Research Toolbox: Journal of Children and Media-Call for Papers

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  Call for Papers- Journal of Children and Media– Special issue on Children, Media, and Health Media, in various formats, can influence the healthy development of children and adolescents in both positive and negative ways.  This special issue of the Journal of Children and Media will add to the inter-disciplinary literature by providing well-designed studies… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies-January 15

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Here is a list of recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Abramson, M.J., Benke, G.P., Dimitriadis, C., Inyang, I.O., Sim, M.R., Wolfe, R.S. & Croft, R.J. (2010). Mobile telephone use is associated with changes in cognitive function in young adolescents. Bioelectromagnetics, 30(8), 678-86. This study examined the… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies-January 8

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Here is a list of recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Kafai, Y.B. (2010). World of Whyville: Introduction to tween virtual life. Games and Culture, 5(1), 3-22. This paper explores the virtual world, Whyville.net, which at the time of the study hosted over 1.2 million players ages… Read more »

Research Toolbox: Upcoming Conferences

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Save the dates! To help you keep track of relevant conferences and events, here is a list of upcoming conferences from around the world that may be of interest Conferences Society for Research in Human Development (SRHD) Biennial Conference, 25-27 March, San Antonio, TX. 3rd Annual Media Literacy Confereence-Media Literacy and its Impact on Substance… Read more »