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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
    expectancies.

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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