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We're hard at working adding new studies on media and child health to our database of research. Check out some of the latest!

Bruce, A.L., et al. (2012). Brain responses to food logos in obese and healthy weight children. The Journal of Pediatrics, 162(4), 759-764.

  • This study found that when presented with food icons, obese children exhibit less cognitive self control than their normal-weight peers.

Donaghue, N., et al. (2012). ‘I'm totally smart and a feminist…and yet I want to be a waif’: Exploring ambivalence towards the thin ideal within the fat acceptance movement. Women's Studies International Forum, 35(6), 415-425.

  • In this study, researchers found that young adult women do not believe it is better to be thin, but this is because they believe diets do not work, not because they are accepting of differently shaped bodies.

Kujath, C.L. (2011). Facebook and MySpace: Complement or substitute for face-to-face interaction? Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, 14(1-2), 75-78.

  • This study found that youth use social networking more for the maintenance of existing relationships than for making new friends.

Temple, J.R., et al. (2012). Teen sexting and its association with sexual behaviors. Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, 166(9), 828-833.

  • Researchers found that being asked to send a sext was influenced by race and ethnicity, while asking to receive a sext was associated with gender.

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