Here is a list of recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics:
Courage, M.L., & Setliff, A. E.(2009).
Debating the impact of television and video material on very young
children: Attention, learning, and the developing Brain. Child Development Perspectives, 3 (1), 72-78.
- Examines the debate about the potential of television and video
material to enhance or diminish cognitive development in infants and
Dorey, E. & and McCool, J. (2009).The Role of the media in influencing children's nutritional perceptions. Qual Health Research, 19(5), 645-654.
- To explore how children's appraisals of various forms of media inform their health-related perceptions about eating and nutrition.
Iannotti, R., Kogan, M.D., Janssen, I., Boyce, W.F. (2009). Patterns of adolescent physical activity, screen-based media use, and positive and negative health indicators in the U.S. and Canada. Journal of Adolescent Health, 44(5), 493-499.
- To examine how adolescent physical activity and screen-based media use relate to physical and social health indicators, and cross-national differences in these relationships.
Linder, J. R. & Gentile, D. A.(2009).
Is the television rating system valid? Indirect, verbal, and physical
aggression in programs viewed by fifth grade girls and associations
with behavior. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 30(3), 286-297.
- This study had two goals: first, to examine the validity of the
television rating system for assessing aggression in programs popular
among girls; second, to evaluate the importance of inclusion of
non-physical forms of aggression in the ratings system by examining
associations between television aggression exposure and behavior.
Wills, T.A., Sargent, J. D., Gibbons, F. X., Gerrard, M., & Stoolmiller, M. (2009). Movie exposure to alcohol cues and adolescent alcohol problems: A longitudinal analysis in a national sample. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 23(1), 23-35.
- To test a theoretical model of how exposure to alcohol cues in movies predicts level of alcohol use (ever use plus ever and recent binge drinking) and alcohol-related problems.
Use the free CMCH Database of Research to find other studies on children, media, and health.