Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies-February 26

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Here is a list of recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Dooley, J.D., Deshpande, S., & Adair, C.E. (2010). Comparing adolescent-focused obesity prevention and reduction messages. Journal of Business Research, 63(2), 154-160. This study tests the effects of adolescent-targeted obesity prevention messages (body-image, health benefit) with positive… Read more »

Research Toolbox: New Book on Children and Television

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Professor Dafna Lemish, editor of the Journal of Children and Media, incoming Chair of the Department of Radio-Television in the College of Mass Communication and Media Arts at Southern Illinois University, and visiting scholar at CMCH, has published a new book, Screening Gender on Children’s Television: The Views of Producers Around the World (Routledge, 2010)…. Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies- February 19

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Here is a list of recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Conti-Ramsden, G., Durkin, K., & Simkin Z. (2010). Language and social factors in the use of cell phone technology by adolescents with and without specific language impairment (SLI). J Speech Lang Hear Res. 53(1), 196-208. This… 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 2010 Annual Forum for Improving Children’s Healthcare and Childhood Obesity Congress, March 8-11, Atlanta, GA. Australian Conference on Children & the Media, March 19, Sydney,… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies-February 12

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Here is a list of recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Anderson, S.E., & Whitaker, R.C.(2010). Household routines and obesity in US preschool-aged children. Pediatrics, Published Online February 8. This study attempts to determine the association between the prevalence of obesity in preschool-aged children and exposure to… Read more »

Research Toolbox: Media Multitasking Research

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Media multitasking—using more than one media activity at a time—has become prevalent in children’s lives. What is the impact of media multitasking on children’s learning, development and health? To help advance understanding and research about media multitasking, the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop just made available a seminar report, The Impacts of Media… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies-February 5

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Here is a list of recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Courage, M.L., Murphy, A.N., Goulding, S., & Setliff, A.E. (2010). When the television is on: The impact of infant-directed video on 6- and 18-month-olds' attention during toy play and on parent-infant interaction. Infant Behav Dev. Available… Read more »

Research Toolbox: Recently Published Books

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Here is a list of recently published titles of interest on the topics of children, media, and health: New Titles Feminism, Inc.:Coming of age in girl power media culture by Emilie Zaslow This book offers a rich account of the ways in which teen girls understand style, sexuality, motherhood, and feminism in girl power media… Read more »