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

  • To understand how social class, culture, and environment (including media use) influence feeding practices and its link to obesity in Latino families.
  • To examine the influence of talking on a cell phone which might affect children's pedestrian safety.
  • To investigated the association between media exposure adolescents and depression young adulthood.
  • To investigate how young adults use social bookmarking sites.

Lindsay, A.C.,  Sussner, K.M., Greaney, M.L. & Peterson, K.E (2009). Influence of social context on eating, physical activity, and sedentary behaviors of latina mothers and their preschool-age children. Health Educ Behav., 36(1), 81-96.

Pempek, T.A., Yermolayeva,  Y.A., & Calvert. S.L., (2009). College students' social networking experiences on Facebook. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online 11 January.

Primack, B. A., Swanier, B., Georgiopoulos, A.M., Land, S.R., & Fine, M.J. (2009). Association between media use in adolescence and depression in young adulthood: A longitudinal study. Arch Gen Psychiatry,  66(2): 181-188.

Stavrinos, D., Byington, K.W., & Schwebel, D.C.(2009). Effect of cell phone distraction on pediatric pedestrian injury risk. Pediatrics, 123(2), e179-85.

Wack, E.R., &  Tantleff-Dunn, S. (2008). Cyber sexy: Electronic game play and perceptions of attractiveness among college-aged men. Body Image,  5(4):365-74.


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

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