Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies-May 25

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New published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Keller, S.K. &  Schulz, P.J. (2010). Distorted food pyramid in kids programmes: A content analysis of television advertising watched in Switzerland. Eur J Public Health, Available May 16. The results of this study suggest that food advertising contributes to the obesity… 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 Children’s TV in the Arab World, University of Westminster, London, England, June 4, 2010. European Distance and e-learning Network- Media Inspiration for Learning, Valencia, Spain,June… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies- May 11

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New published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Barr, R.,  Shuck, L., Salerno, K., Atkinson, E., & Linebarger, D.L.(2010). Music interferes with learning from television during infancy. Infant and Child Development, 19(3), 313-331 The authors concluded that music soundtrack creates additional cognitive load and disrupts selective infant’s attention to… Read more »

Research Toolbox: Recently Published Books

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Recently published titles of interest on the topics of children, media, and health: New Books Children, Media and Culture by Maire Messenger Davies This book addresses the continuing concerns around media ‘effects’ and critically examines the view that technology has dramatically changed modern children’s lives. Mashup Cultures by Sonvilla-Weiss & Stefan (Eds.) This volume brings… Read more »

Research Toolbox: Recently Published Studies-April 16

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Check out these recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Cai, X. & Zhao, X. (2010). Click here, Kids! Online advertising practices on popular children's websites. Journal of Children and Media, 4(2), 135-154. This study examined the structural and privacy features of advertisements placed on popular children's websites…. Read more »

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-April 2

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Check out these recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Foley, L., & Maddison, R. (2010). Use of active video games to increase physical activity in children: A (virtual) reality? Pediatr Exerc Sci. 22(1), 7-20. The study assessed active video games as a means of increasing energy expenditure… Read more »

Research Toolbox: Recently Published Books

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Here is a list of recently published and upcoming titles of interest on the topics of children, media, and health: New Books High-Tech Tots: Childhood in a Digital World by Ilene R. Berson & Michael J. Berson (eds) The book examines theoretical assumptions as well as the application of innovative strategies that optimize the interface… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies-March 26

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Check out these recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Brown, J.E., Broom, D.H., Nicholson, J.M., Bittman, M. (2010). Do working mothers raise couch potato kids? Maternal employment and children's lifestyle behaviours and weight in early childhood. Soc Sci Med., Available Online Feb 20. The research reported here… Read more »