New published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics:

Bushman, B.J. & Gibson, B. (2010). Violent video games cause an increase in aggression long after the game has been turned off. Social Psychological and Personality Science, published online August 11.

  • Results of this study showed that violent video games increased aggression 24 hr later, but only among men who ruminated about the game. The authors argue that rumination keeps aggressive thoughts, feelings, and behavioral tendencies active.

Hinkley, T., Salmon J, Okely, A.D., & Trost, S.G (2010). Correlates of sedentary behaviours in preschool children: A review. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 8;7(1),66.

  • A literature search to identify articles which examined correlates of sedentary behaviours in preschool children revealed that television viewing was the most commonly examined sedentary behaviour. Findings from the review suggest that child's sex was not associated with television viewing.

Hofferth, S.L. (2010). Home media and children’s achievement and behavior. Child Development, 81(5),1598–1619.

  • The author found that between 1997-2003, girls benefited from computer use more than boys, and Black children benefited more than White children. Greater computer use in middle childhood was associated with increased achievement for White and Black girls, and for Black but not White boys.

Moreno, M.A., Brockman, L., Rogersd,  C.B., & Christakis, D.A. (2010). An evaluation of the distribution of sexual references among “Top 8” MySpace friends. Journal of Adolescent Health, 47(4), 418-420.

  • The result of this study was that adolescents who displayed explicit sexual references were more likely to have online friends who displayed references. Thus, social networking sites present new opportunities to investigate adolescent sexual behavior.

Pempek, T.A., Kirkorian, H.L., Richards, J.E., Anderson, D.R., Lund, A.F., &  Stevens M. (2010). Video comprehensibility and attention in very young children. Dev Psychol, 46(5),1283-1293.

  • The results suggest that it may not be until the middle of the second year that children demonstrate the earliest beginnings of comprehension of video as it is currently produced

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