Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies-June 29

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New published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Carson, V.; Spence, J.C.; Cutumisu, N. &  Cargill, L. (2010). Association between neighborhood socioeconomic status and screen time among pre-school children: A cross-sectional study. BMC Public Health. 10(1), 367. Available online June 24. FREE ARTICLE The authors found that girls living… 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 9th International Conference of the Learning Sciences, June 29-July 2 2010, Chicago, IL American Academy of Pediatrics, October 2-5 2010, San Francisco, CA European Communication… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies-June 22

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New published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Bonetti, L., Campbell, M.A.;  &  Gilmore, L. (2010). The Relationship of loneliness and social anxiety with children's and adolescents' online communication. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking. 13(3), 279-285. The study results suggest that Internet usage allows children and adolescents to fulfill… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies-June 17

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New published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Bersamin, M. M.; Bourdeau, B.; Fisher, D.A.; &  Grube, J.W. (2010). Television use, sexual behavior, and relationship status at last oral  sex and vaginal intercourse. Sexuality & Culture: An Interdisciplinary Quarterly,14(2), 157-168.  The study results indicate that sexually inexperienced youth watched… Read more »

The Representation of Twins In the Media

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Kids’ perceptions of themselves and people around them are influenced by media portrayals of gender, race, ethnicity, disability, class, sexuality, and other identities. What do kids learn about twins from the media? How can parents use media as a tool to open up discussion?

Research Toolbox: Primary Source Data

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Without a doubt, the internet has made the researcher’s life much easier. Researchers interested in primary source data can now access compiled data online from various respected agencies. Below is a short list of resources for you, if you are interested in primary source data, to compile, analyze, and utilize in whichever way serves your… Read more »

Research Toolbox: Children, Media, and Health Blogs

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Blogs (short for web logs) are a great informal way to keep up with current research and news. Here’s a list of blogs with a focus on children, media, parenting, and health. Annie’s Fox Blog This blog offers thoughts about teens, tweens, parenting and education. Ask The Mediatrician-Center on Media and Child Health, Children’s Hospital… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies-June 1

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New published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Allahverdipour, H., Bazargan, M., Farhadinasab, A.,& Moeini, B. (2010). Correlates of video games playing among adolescents in an Islamic country. BMC Public Health, 10(1), 286. This study demonstrates a relationship between video game playing and mental health outcomes, with "moderate" gamers… Read more »