Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies- March 19

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Check out these recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Henson, C., Chapman, S., McLeod, L., Johnson, N., & Hickie, I. (2010). Room for improvement: mixed portrayal of young people with mental  illness on Australian television news. The Australian and New Zealand Journal Of Psychiatry,  44(3), 267-272. The… Read more »

Research Toolbox: Resources in Spanish/en Español

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Did you know?  A Kaiser Family Foundation study found that Latino children consume up to 4 1/2 hours more of media daily than other children. The following resources, in Spanish, highlight child health and media use and are especially useful to parents, educators, and researchers.  ¿Sabía usted? Un estudio de la Fundación Kaiser revela que… Read more »

CMCH and UNICEF Celebrate The International Children’s Day of Broadcasting 2010

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Celebrate the International Children's Day of Broadcasting 2010! The Center on Media and Child Health celebrates the International Children's Day of Broadcasting by joining other efforts around the world to ensure that children's needs and rights are addressed and protected via use of media. CMCH thrives to improve the understanding of how media affect children’s… 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: New Book on Children and Television

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  Professor Dafna Lemish, editor of the Journal of Children and Media, incoming Chair of the Department of Radio-Television in the College of Mass Communication and Media Arts at Southern Illinois University, and visiting scholar at CMCH, has published a new book, Screening Gender on Children’s Television: The Views of Producers Around the World (Routledge,… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies- February 19

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Here is a list of recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Conti-Ramsden, G., Durkin, K., & Simkin Z. (2010). Language and social factors in the use of cell phone technology by adolescents with and without specific language impairment (SLI). J Speech Lang Hear Res. 53(1), 196-208. This… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies-February 12

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Here is a list of recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Anderson, S.E., & Whitaker, R.C.(2010). Household routines and obesity in US preschool-aged children. Pediatrics, Published Online February 8. This study attempts to determine the association between the prevalence of obesity in preschool-aged children and exposure to… 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 Toolbox: Recently Published Books

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Here is a list of recently published titles of interest on the topics of children, media, and health: New Titles Feminism, Inc.:Coming of age in girl power media culture by Emilie Zaslow This book offers a rich account of the ways in which teen girls understand style, sexuality, motherhood, and feminism in girl power media… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies- January 29

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Here is a list of recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Greitemeyer, T., & Osswald. S.(2010). Effects of prosocial video games on prosocial behavior. J Pers Soc Psychol. 98(2), 211-221. In the present research, four experiments examined the hypothesis that playing a prosocial video game increases helping… Read more »