World Television Day

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Today is World Television Day, a UN-recognized observance day. The UN recognizes television as a tool for global communication and as a method for shining light on conflict and peace, as well as other economic and social issues. CMCH observes World Television Day 2012 by highlighting some of the studies in our database on television… Read more »

Recently Added Studies on Children, Media, and Health

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Check out these studies of interest on the topics of children, media, and health that were recently added to the CMCH database: Barroso, C.S., et al. (2011). Saturday morning television advertisements aired on English and Spanish language networks along the Texas-Mexico border. Journal of Applied Research on Children, 2(2), 1-22. This study analyzed food-related commercials… Read more »

Recently Added Studies on Children, Media, and Health

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Check out these studies of interest on the topics of children, media, and health that were recently added to the CMCH database: Hawkes, C., & Harris, J.L. (2011). An analysis of the content of food industry pledges on marketing to children. Journal of Public Health and Nutrition, 14(8), 1403-1414. This article looked at a variety… Read more »

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-Feb.21

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Check out these recently published titles of interest on the topics of children, media, and health: Isaksen, K. J. & Roper, S. (2012). The commodification of self-esteem: Branding and British teenagers. Psychology and Marketing, 29(3), 117-135.  This study found that adolescents appear to have a striking awareness of the role of branding, advertising, and peer pressure… Read more »

CMCH Database: Full-Text Availability

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The CMCH Database of Research (DoR) is a database of citations on children, media and health and it's freely available online.  You can read the abstracts and in the process of adding new citations to the database, we try to find free full-text version of the article and make it available within the citation record. Now let's… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies-Jan 24

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Check out these recently published titles of interest on the topics of children, media, and health: Devís-Devís, J., Peiró-Velert, C., Beltrán-Carrillo, V.J., et al. (2012). Brief report: Association between socio-demographic factors, screen media usage and physical activity by type of day in Spanish adolescents. Journal of Adolescence, 35(1), 213-218.  The study authors found that the negative… Read more »

New Study: Systematic Review of Effective Strategies for Reducing Screen Time Among Young Children

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A new systematic review by CMCH Staff Scientist Dr. Marie Evans Schmidt and other researchers looked at strategies to reduce screen time among children 12 years and younger. The authors found 47 studies that met their inclusion criteria with 29 that effectively reduced TV viewing or screen-media use. The researchers found that the most effective… Read more »