Check out these recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics:


Anderson, C.A., et al.(2010). Violent video game effects on aggression, empathy, and prosocial behavior in Eastern and Western countries. Psychological Bulletin, 136(2), 151-73.

  • The authors used meta-analytic procedures to test the effects of violent video games on aggressive behavior, aggressive cognition, aggressive affect, physiological arousal, empathy/desensitization, and prosocial behavior.

Richards, R., McGee, R,  Williams, S.M., Welch, D. & Hancox, R.J.(2010). Adolescent screen time and attachment to parents and peers. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 164(3), 258-262.

  • The authors examined the associations between screen time (television, video or DVD, gaming, and computer use) and attachment to parents and peers in 2 cohorts of adolescents 16 years apart.

Richert, R.A.; Robb, M. B.; Fender, J.G., & Wartella, E.(2010). Word learning from baby videos. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med., 164(5), Available online March 1.

  • This study examined whether children between 12 and 25 months of age learn words from an infant-directed DVD designed for that purpose.

Strasburger, V.C.; Jordan, A.B., &  Donnerstein, E. (2010). Health effects of media on children and adolescents. Pediatrics, Published online March 1.

  • The authors reviewed the most recent research on the effects of media on the health and well-being of children and adolescents.

van Rooij, A. J.; Schoenmakers, T.M.; van de Eijnden, R., &  van de Mheen, D. (2010). Compulsive Internet use: The role of online gaming and other Internet applications. Journal of Adolescent Health, Available online 11 February.

  • This study explored the relationship between time spent on various Internet applications (including online gaming) and Compulsive Internet Use in a large sample of adolescents.

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