Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies-May 25

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New published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Keller, S.K. &  Schulz, P.J. (2010). Distorted food pyramid in kids programmes: A content analysis of television advertising watched in Switzerland. Eur J Public Health, Available May 16. The results of this study suggest that food advertising contributes to the obesity… 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 Children’s TV in the Arab World, University of Westminster, London, England, June 4, 2010. European Distance and e-learning Network- Media Inspiration for Learning, Valencia, Spain,June… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies-May 18

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New 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, 37(3), 400-419 Study results showed that an adolescent’s exposure to advertising was both directly and indirectly associated with his or her materialistic values. Custers, K. & Van den… Read more »

Research Toolbox: Acronyms and Terms Finder

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Not sure whether CSA stands for Chemical Society Association or Council for Scottish Archaeology? Acronyms and terms are commonly used in research writing, and their meanings can be difficult to find. If you are lost in an alphabet soup of acronyms, abbreviations, and terms, try these online tools to help you navigate: General Acronyms:  Acronyma:… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies- May 11

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New published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Barr, R.,  Shuck, L., Salerno, K., Atkinson, E., & Linebarger, D.L.(2010). Music interferes with learning from television during infancy. Infant and Child Development, 19(3), 313-331 The authors concluded that music soundtrack creates additional cognitive load and disrupts selective infant’s attention to… Read more »

Research Toolbox: Recently Published Books

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Recently published titles of interest on the topics of children, media, and health: New Books Children, Media and Culture by Maire Messenger Davies This book addresses the continuing concerns around media ‘effects’ and critically examines the view that technology has dramatically changed modern children’s lives. Mashup Cultures by Sonvilla-Weiss & Stefan (Eds.) This volume brings… Read more »