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

  • To describe the television viewing time of preschoolers in Greece and to examine factors that may be associated with it.
  • To examine if media coverage of celebrity DUIs can serve as teachable moments or problematic social modeling for young women.
  • To examine the the association between screen time with fat mass and distribution among adolescent males in Mexico.

Kourlaba, G., Kondaki, K., Liarigkovinos,T., & Manios, Y. (2009). Factors associated with television viewing time in toddlers and preschoolers in Greece: the GENESIS study. J Public Health. Available Feb 18.

Lajous, M., et al. (2009). Screen time and adiposity in adolescents in Mexico. Public Health Nutr. 23:1-8.

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
. Available online 23 February

Smith, K.C., Twum, D., & Gielen, A.C. (2009).
Media coverage of celebrity DUIs: teachable moments or problematic
social modeling? Alcohol & Alcoholism. Available online Feb 16.

Strasburger, V. (2009). Why Do Adolescent Health Researchers Ignore the Impact of the Media? Journal of Adolescent Health, 44(3), 203-205.


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