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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.

Boynton-Jarrett,  R.
et al
(2008). Cumulative violence exposure and self-rated health:
Longitudinal study of adolescents in the United States,  Pediatrics, 122 (5). Forthcoming in November 2008.

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.

Hanewinkel, R. et al. (2008).Longitudinal study of parental movie restriction on teen smoking and drinking in Germany. Addiction, 103 (10): 1722-1730.

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
2008.

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