Check out these recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics:
Chia, S.C. (2010). How social influence mediates media effects on adolescents’ materialism.Communication Research, Available online April 7.
- This study proposed a theoretical framework by which it can be identified how media influence and social influence interplay and produce joint effects on adolescents’ materialistic values.
Courage, M. L. & Howe, M. L. (2010). To watch or not to watch: Infants and toddlers in a brave new electronic world. Developmental Review, Available online 7 April.
- This review explores the impact of television and video materials on the cognitive and social development of preschoolers and older children.
Luthe, C.A. & Legg Jr, J.R. (2010). Gender differences in depictions of social and physical aggression in children's television cartoons in the US. Journal of Children and Media, 4(2), 191-205.
- The main purpose of this study was to explore gender differences in depictions of social and physical aggression in children's television cartoons.
Peter, J., & Valkenburg, P.M. (2010). Processes underlying the effects of adolescents’ use of sexually explicit internet material: The role of perceived realism. Communication Research, Available online April 7.
- This study explores the processes underlying the link between adolescents’ exposure to sexually explicit Internet material (SEIM) and sexual attitudes.
Weis, R. & Cerankosky, B.C. (2010). Effects of video-game ownership on young boys’ academic and behavioral functioning: A randomized, controlled study. Psychological Science, Available online Febrary 18.
- This study explores that video games may displace after-school activities that have educational value and may interfere with the development of reading and writing skills in some children.
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