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In a study of over 650 families in New York, Johnson et al. found that teens who watch more than 3 hours of TV a day may be at risk for developing attention problems, learning difficulties, and long-term educational outcomes. 

Other recent research related to media:

  • D’Silva, MU & Palmgreen, P. (2007) Individual differences and context: Factors mediating recall of anti-drug public service announcements. Health Commun, 21(1), 65-71.
  • Dutta, MJ. (2007) Health information processing from television: The role of health orientation. Health Commun, 21(1), 1-9.
  • Goldfield, GS et al. (2007) Effects of modifying physical activity and sedentary behavior on psychosocial adjustment in overweight/obese children. J Pediatr Psychol.
  • Propper, RE et al. (2007) Is television traumatic? Dreams, stress, and media exposure in the aftermath of september 11, 2001. Psychol Sci, 18(4), 334-340.
  • Sargent, JD et al. (2007) Exposure to movie smoking among US adolescents aged 10 to 14 years: A population estimate. Pediatrics, 119(5), e1167-1176.

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