Here is a list of recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics:

Dalton, M.A. et al. (2009).  Early exposure to movie smoking predicts established smoking by older teens and young adults. Pediatrics, 123(4), e551-e558.

  • To determine whether movie smoking exposure during early adolescence predicts established smoking in older teens and young adults.

Notten,N. &  Kraaykamp, G.( 2009). Parents and the media: A study of social differentiation in parental media socialization  Poetics, In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online 11 April.

  • To analyze the effects of parental social background and family composition on various types of parental media socialization.

Primack, B. A.; Kraemer, K. L.; Fine, M.J.; Dalton, M.A.(2009). Media exposure and marijuana and alcohol use among adolescents.  Substance Use & Misuse, 44(5), 722-739.

  • To determine which media exposures are most strongly associated with marijuana and alcohol use among adolescents.

Sánchez-Martínez, M. & and Otero, A. (2009). Factors associated with cell phone use in adolescents in the community of Madrid (Spain). CyberPsychology & Behavior, 12(2), 131-137.

  • To measure cell phone use among high school adolescents and the
    factors associated with intensive cell phone use (depressive symptoms,
    social isolation, drug and alcohol use, school failure, and cell phone

Wack, E. & Tantleff-Dunn. S. (2009). Relationships between electronic game play, obesity, and psychosocial functioning in young men. Cyberpsychology & Behavior, 12(2), 241-244.

  • To  investigate the relationships between frequency of electronic game play and
    obesity, the social/emotional context of electronic game play, and academic performance among college aged males.

Use the free CMCH Database of Research to find other studies on children, media, and health.

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