Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies- April 30

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Check out these recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Custers, K. & Van den Bulck, J. (2010). Television viewing, computer game play and book reading during meals are predictors of meal skipping in a cross-sectional sample of 12-, 14- and 16-year-olds. Public Health Nutr., (13)4, 537–543. This… Read more »

Research Toolbox: Children and Nature Resources- Earth Day 2010

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Take the kids outside! Nature is good for them! In order to develop an appreciation and love for the environment, children need to explore and learn about nature. Furthermore, studies have shown that contact with nature is essential for children’s health and development. The  American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that children need free, unstructured… Read more »

Research Toolbox: Recently Published Studies-April 16

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Check out these recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Cai, X. & Zhao, X. (2010). Click here, Kids! Online advertising practices on popular children's websites. Journal of Children and Media, 4(2), 135-154. This study examined the structural and privacy features of advertisements placed on popular children's websites…. Read more »

Research Toolbox: New Children, Media, and Health Journals

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Take a look at Celebrity Studies, a new published journal that focuses on exploring celebrity and fame and its manifestations in society. Also, two upcoming journals will be available this Spring: Childhood Obesity Journal and The Media Education Research Journal will explore issues such as childhood obesity prevention and management strategies and the exchange of… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies-April 9

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Check out these recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Chia, S.C. (2010). How social influence mediates media effects on adolescents’ materialism.Communication Research, Available online April 7. This study proposed a theoretical framework by which it can be identified how media influence and social influence interplay and produce… Read more »

Research Toolbox: Google Reader

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Whether you are a researcher or high school student, many of us keep track of a massive amount of information everyday.  You might read online newspaper articles, listen to weekly radio show podcasts, follow friends' or key researchers' blog posts, subscribe to newsletters, or check for new job postings.  You might have e-mailed the links… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies-April 2

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Check out these recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Foley, L., & Maddison, R. (2010). Use of active video games to increase physical activity in children: A (virtual) reality? Pediatr Exerc Sci. 22(1), 7-20. The study assessed active video games as a means of increasing energy expenditure… Read more »