Check out some of the latest studies added to the CMCH Database of Research.

Borzekowski, D.L.G., et al. (2010). The role of Kilimani Sesame in the healthy development of Tanzanian preschool children. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 31(4), 298-305.

  • The authors found that children who watched the Tanzanian production of “Sesame Street” exhibited prosocial behaviors, had higher literacy and numeracy skills, and were more informed about health.

Heath, N.L., et al. (2012). Helpful or harmful? An examination of viewers’ responses to nonsuicidal self-injury videos on YouTube. Journal of Adolescent Health, 51(4), 380-385.

  • The authors found that YouTube videos on self-injury allow youth a safe space to talk about the issue, and they suggest that YouTube might be a good place to reach out to teens regarding self-injury.

Koronczai, B., et al. (2011). Confirmation of the three-factor model of problematic Internet use on off-line adolescent and adult samples. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, 14(11), 657-664.

  • The authors tested a questionnaire to see if it was reliable for assessing problematic Internet use in teens and adults.

Nolfi, K.L. (2011). YA Fatphobia. The Horn Book Magazine, 87(1), 55-59.

  • The author looked at portrayals of fat characters in books for teens and considered whether portrayals are diverse, positive/negative, or empowering/disempowering.

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