Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies-April 9

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Check out these recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Chia, S.C. (2010). How social influence mediates media effects on adolescents’ materialism.Communication Research, Available online April 7. This study proposed a theoretical framework by which it can be identified how media influence and social influence interplay and produce… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies- March 5

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Check out these recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics:   Anderson, C.A., et al.(2010). Violent video game effects on aggression, empathy, and prosocial behavior in Eastern and Western countries. Psychological Bulletin, 136(2), 151-73. The authors used meta-analytic procedures to test the effects of violent video games on… Read more »

Research Toolbox: Media Literacy Resources

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What’s Media Literacy? Media literacy is the ability to understand how mass media works and media literacy education is the approach to protect children and adolescents from the unhealthy effects of media by giving them tools to think critically about messages in the media. Media literacy is also about engaging young people in creating media… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies-February 26

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Here is a list of recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Dooley, J.D., Deshpande, S., & Adair, C.E. (2010). Comparing adolescent-focused obesity prevention and reduction messages. Journal of Business Research, 63(2), 154-160. This study tests the effects of adolescent-targeted obesity prevention messages (body-image, health benefit) with positive… 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 2010 Annual Forum for Improving Children’s Healthcare and Childhood Obesity Congress, March 8-11, Atlanta, GA. Australian Conference on Children & the Media, March 19, Sydney,… Read more »

Research Toolbox: Media Multitasking Research

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Media multitasking—using more than one media activity at a time—has become prevalent in children’s lives. What is the impact of media multitasking on children’s learning, development and health? To help advance understanding and research about media multitasking, the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop just made available a seminar report, The Impacts of Media… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies-February 5

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Here is a list of recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Courage, M.L., Murphy, A.N., Goulding, S., & Setliff, A.E. (2010). When the television is on: The impact of infant-directed video on 6- and 18-month-olds' attention during toy play and on parent-infant interaction. Infant Behav Dev. Available… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies-January 8

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Here is a list of recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Kafai, Y.B. (2010). World of Whyville: Introduction to tween virtual life. Games and Culture, 5(1), 3-22. This paper explores the virtual world, Whyville.net, which at the time of the study hosted over 1.2 million players ages… 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 Society for Research in Human Development (SRHD) Biennial Conference, 25-27 March, San Antonio, TX. 3rd Annual Media Literacy Confereence-Media Literacy and its Impact on Substance… Read more »