Here is a list of recently published studies on children, media, and health exploring a range of topics:
- Explores how media violence exposure can have aggravating and attenuating effects on self-reported aggression.
- Determines if adolescents who report that their parents restrict
viewing movies based on rating have a lower risk of trying smoking and
drinking alcohol in the future.
- Discusses the growing presence of young children’s exposure to media violence and the influence of media violence on early childhood.
- Examines body weight, both in terms of frequency and portrayals,
focusing on how pre-adolescent and adolescent characters’ bodies are
presented on the sitcoms from three children’s television networks.
Erwin, E. et al. (2008).
Exposure to media violence and young children with and without disabilities: Powerful opportunities for family-professional partnerships. Early Childhood Education Journal, 36 (2): 105-112.
Madden, M. et al (2008).The effect of a computer-based cartooning tool on children’s cartoons and written stories. Computers & Education, 51 ( 2): 900-925.
Robinson, T. et al. (2008.
Portrayal of body weight on children’s television sitcoms: A content analysis. Body Image, 5 (2) :141-1.
Wittmann, M. et al. (2008).
How impulsiveness, trait anger, and extracurricular activities might affect aggression in school children. Personality and Individual Differences, 45( 7): 618-623.
Ybarra, M. et al (2008).
Linkages between internet and other media violence with seriously violent behavior by youth. Pediatrics, 122 (5). Forthcoming in November