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

Greitemeyer, T., & Osswald. S.(2010). Effects of prosocial video games on prosocial behavior. J Pers Soc Psychol. 98(2), 211-221.

  • In the present research, four experiments examined the hypothesis that playing a prosocial video game increases helping behavior.

Markey, C.N. & Markey, P.M. (2010). A correlational and experimental examination of reality television viewing and interest in cosmetic surgery. Body Image, Available online January 18.

  • These two studies are presented that examine the influence of media messages about cosmetic surgery on youths' interest in altering their own physical appearance.

Stang, J.,  Hoss, K., &  Story, M. (2010). Health statements made in infant formula advertisements in pregnancy and early parenting magazines: A Content Analysis. ICAN: Infant, Child, & Adolescent Nutrition, 2(1), 16-25

  • The purpose of this pilot study was to assess the prevalence and content of health statements made in infant formula advertisements found in pregnancy and early parenting magazines from August 2006 to August 2007.

Suris, J-C., Akré, C., Berchtold, A., Bélanger,  R.E., &  Michaud, P-A. (2010). Chronically connected? Internet use among adolescents with chronic conditions. Journal of Adolescent Health, 46(2) 200-202.

  • This study explores Internet use among adolescents with chronic conditions.

Yao, M.Z., Mahood, C., & Linz. D.(2010). Sexual priming, gender stereotyping, and likelihood to sexually harass: Examining the cognitive effects of playing a sexually-explicit video game. Sex Roles, 62(1-2), 77-88.

  • This study examines the short-term cognitive effects of playing a sexually explicit video game with female "objectification" content on male student players.
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