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This week, exciting new studies with a focus on children and the media were published in the latest issues of American Behavioral Scientist, British Journal of Developmental Psychology, and Pediatrics.

Research highlights:

American Behavioral Scientist, Volume 52, No. 8, April 2009

  • This special  issue addresses methodology, research, and issues and challenges to assess the effects of media on children.

British Journal of Developmental Psychology,
Volume 27, Number 1, March 2009

  • This special issue is dedicated to young people and the media and addresses issues such as infant word learning from television, alcohol advertising on television, and use of home computers by adolescents.
Schmidt, M.E., Rich, M.,  Rifas-Shiman, S.L., Oken, E. & Elsie M. Taveras, E.L. (2009). . Pediatrics, 123(3),  e370-e375.

  • This study looked at the extent to which infant television viewing
    is associated with language and visual motor skills at 3 years of age.

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