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

Cooper, N.R., Uller, C., Pettifer, J. & Stolc, F.C.(2009). Conditioning attentional skills: Examining the effects of the pace of television editing on children's attention. Acta Paediatr. Available online June 4.

  • The purpose of the present study was to examine the effects of the amount of viewing television time on school-age children.

Daniels, E. A. (2009). Sex objects, athletes, and sexy athletes: How media representations of women athletes can impact adolescent girls and college women. Journal of Adolescent Research, 24(4),  399-422.

  • This study examined how images of performance athletes, sexualized athletes, sexualized models, and nonsexualized models impacted adolescent girls' and college women's tendency to self-objectify.

Fisher, D.A., Hill. D.L., Grube, J.W., Bersamin, M.M., Walker, S., & Gruber, E.L. (2009).Televised sexual content and parental mediation: Influences on adolescent sexuality. Media Psychology, 12(2), 121-147.

  • This study investigates the relations among exposure to sexually
    suggestive programming, parental mediation strategies, and three types
    of adolescent sexuality outcomes: participation in oral sex and sexual
    intercourse, future intentions to engage in these behaviors, and sex

Gentile, D. A. et al. (2009).The effects of prosocial video games on prosocial behaviors: International evidence from correlational, longitudinal, and experimental studies. Pers Soc Psychol Bull, 35(6), 752-763.

  • This study explores the potential effects of prosocial video games.

Ivory, J.D., Williams. D., Martins, N. & Consalvo, M. (2009). Good clean fun? A content analysis of profanity in video games and its prevalence across game systems and ratings. Cyberpsychol Behav. Available online June 10.

  • This study examines verbal aggression in the form of profanity in video games in a sample of the 150 top-selling video games across all popular game platforms.

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