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

  • To test the hypothesis that exposure to violent media reduces aid offered to people in pain.
  • To examine which forms of interpersonal involvement with both female and male TV characters are linked to young women's body concerns.
  • To examine the association between sedentary activities, including small-screen recreation (TV/DVDs/videos, computer) and cardiorespiratory endurance in children.
  • To investigate the association between computer use and musculoskeletal stresses in children.

Bushman, B. J. &  Anderson, C.A. (2009). Comfortably Numb: Desensitizing Effects of Violent Media on Helping Others. Psychological Science. Published online 31vJanuary 2009.

Gabrelian, N., Blumberg, F.C., & Hogan, T.M. (2009). The effects of appeal on children's comprehension and recall of content in educational television programs. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology,  Available online 10 February 2009.

Greenwood, D. (2009). Idealized TV friends and young women's body concerns. Body Image, Available online 4 February 2009.

Hardy, L.L., Dobbins, T. A., Denney-Wilson, E.A. Anthony D. Okely, A. D., &  Booth. M.L. (2009). Sedentariness, Small-Screen Recreation, and Fitness in Youth. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 36 (2), 120-125.

Strake, L., Maslen, B., Burgess-Limerick, R., &  Pollock, C. (2009). Children have less variable postures and muscle activities when using new electronic information technology compared with old paper-based information technology. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, (19) 2, e132-e143.


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