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

Adachi-Mejia, A.M. et al. (2009). Influence of movie smoking exposure and team sports participation on established smoking. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 163(7),638-643.

  • This study examined the joint effects of movie smoking exposure and team sports participation on established youth smoking.

Delfabbro, P., King, D., Lambos, C. & Puglies, S.J.
(2009). Is video-game playing a risk factor for pathological gambling
in Australian adolescents? Journal Gambl Stud. Available online Jul 4.

  • This study  examined the relationship between video-game playing and gambling in adolescence.

Okuma, K., & Tanimura M.
(2009). A preliminary study on the relationship between characteristics
of TV content and delayed speech development in young children. Infant
Behav Dev
. 32(3),312-21.

  •   This study examined relationships between the characteristics of
    habitually viewed videos and language development in young children.

Pempek, T.A. & Calvert, S.L. (2009).Tipping the balance: Use of advergames to promote consumption of nutritious foods and beverages by low-income African American children. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 163(7), 633-637. 

  • This study examined how advergames, online computer games developed to market a product, affect consumption of healthier and less healthy snacks by low-income African American children.

Shadela, W.G., Tharp-Taylora, S. &  Fryerb, C.S. (2009). How does exposure to cigarette advertising contribute to smoking in adolescents? The role of the developing self-concept and identification with advertising models. Addictive Behaviors, Available online May 22.

  • This study evaluated whether self-concept development and identifying with the models used in cigarette print advertising contributed to smoking intentions among adolescents.



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