Here is a list of recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics:
Bakir, A. (2009). "Some assembly required": Comparing disclaimers in children’s TV advertising in Turkey and the United States. Journal of Advertising Research, 49(1), 93-103.
- To examine how marketers use such disclaimers in different
countries is an important part of understanding how advertising reaches
out to children.
Boxer, P.; Huesmann, L. R.; Bushman, B.; O’Brien, M. & Moceri, D. (2009). The Role of violent media preference in cumulative developmental risk for violence and general aggression. Journal of Youth & Adolescence, 38(3), 417-428.
- To examine the relation of violent media use to involvement in violence and general aggression.
Lajunen, H.R., Keski-Rahkonen, A., Pulkkinen, L., Rose, R.J., Rissanen, A.,& Kaprio, J. (2009). Leisure activity patterns and their associations with overweight: A prospective study among adolescents. J Adolesc. Available online April 3.
- To examine longitudinal associations between individual leisure activities, including television viewing, video viewing, computer games, and being overweight in a cohort of young Finnish twins.
Thierry, K.L. & Pipe, M-E. (2009).The susceptibility of young preschoolers to source similarity effects: Confusing story or video events with reality. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 102(4), 392-407.
- To examine children’s tendency to confuse events that varied in
source similarity, which were manipulated using different media of
Ülger, B. (2009). Packages with cartoon trade characters versus advertising: An empirical examination of preschoolers' food preferences. Journal of Food Products Marketing, 15(1),104-117.
- To examine the comparison between child-appeal packages and TV advertising.
Use the free CMCH Database of Research to find other studies on children, media, and health.