New studies in the CMCH Database of Research

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Check out these studies recently added to the CMCH database: Bergen, D., & Davis, D. (2011). Influences of technology-related playful activity and thought on moral development. American Journal of Play, 4(1), 80-99. Developmental psychologists and early childhood educators are often big proponents of play, as it promotes healthy social and behavioral development, as well as… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies-July 19

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Check out recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Boyland, E. J., Harrold, J. A., et al. (2011). Food commercials increase preference for energy-dense foods, particularly in children who watch more television. Pediatrics. Available online June 27.  This study found that exposure to television food commercials enhanced high… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies-March 8

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Check out recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Brunborg, G. S., et al. (2011). The relationship between media use in the bedroom, sleep habits and symptoms of insomnia. J Sleep Res. Available online Feb 16. This study indicates that the use of computers and mobile telephones in… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies- August 24

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New published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Gershoff, E. T.; Aber, J.L.; Ware, J. & Kotler, J.A. (2010). Exposure to 9/11 among youth and their mothers in New York City: Enduring associations with mental health and sociopolitical attitudes. Child Development, 81(4),1142–1160. The authors found that direct exposure to… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies-August 17

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New published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Bleakley, A., Hennessy, M. & Fishbein, M. (2010). "A model of adolescents' seeking of sexual content in their media choices." J Sex Res, Available online July 28. The researchers found that  half of adolescents in the study sample reported actively seeking… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies-September 18, 2009

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Here is a list of recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Costello,  M.C., Reeder, S.,& Frain, M. (2009).The Relationship between body mass index and breakfast consumption, blood pressure, television viewing, and physical activity in African American and Asian American inner city children. Journal of the American Dietetic… Read more »

Who Needs Sleep?

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The amount of sleep children get appears to have declined in the past two decades, alongside significant changes in amount and type of media they use. According to a recent research brief published by the Kaiser Family Foundation, the relationship between these trends calls for more attention. The brief points out that, although much research… Read more »

Sleep Quality Declines: Is Media a Culprit?

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If you’re reading this post in the morning, you may be yawning as you try to down some coffee and wake yourself up from the precious few hours of sleep you got last night.  So, you won’t be surprised to learn that sleep quality and quantity is declining for adults; but did you know it… Read more »

3 Media Articles in November Pediatrics

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There are 3 media-related articles in the new issue of Pediatrics: Zimmerman and Christakis:  Associations Between Content Types of Early Media Exposure and Subsequent Attentional Problems See news article Conclusion:  "Preschool boys exposed to violent television — even cartoons — are more likely to become aggressive later in life." Christakis and Zimmerman:  Violent Television Viewing… Read more »