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New published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics:

Barr, R.,  Shuck, L., Salerno, K., Atkinson, E., & Linebarger, D.L.(2010). Music interferes with learning from television during infancy. Infant and Child Development, 19(3), 313-331

  • The authors concluded that music soundtrack creates additional cognitive load and disrupts selective infant’s attention to the target actions and inhibits transfer of learning from television of the imitation task.

Culp, J. Bell, R.A. & Cassady, D. (2010). Characteristics of food industry web sites and "advergames" targeting children. J Nutr Educ Behav. 42(3), 197-201.

  • The authors found that food companies use Web sites to extend their television advertising to promote brand loyalty among children. These sites almost exclusively promoted food items high in sugar and fat.

Muldera, J., Bogtb,  T., Raaijmakersc, Q.A.W., Gabhainnd,  S.N., Monshouwere, K., & Volleberghb, W.A.M. (2010). Is it the music? Peer substance use as a mediator of the link between music preferences and adolescent substance use. Journal of Adolescence, 33(3),387-394.

  • This study found that music can model substance use and fans of different types of music may select friends with use patterns that reinforce their own substance use inclinations.

Pagani, L.S, Fitzpatrick, C.,  Barnett, T.A., & Dubow, E. (2010). Prospective associations between early childhood television exposure and academic, psychosocial, and physical well-being by middle childhood. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 164(5), 425-431.

  • The results of this study revealed that for every additional hour of TV exposure at 29 months corresponded to decreases in classroom engagement and math achievement as well as increases in victimization by classmates, physical inactivity, and consumption of soft drinks and snacks.

Werner, N.E., Bumpus, M.F., &  Rock, D.(2010). Involvement in Internet aggression during early adolescence. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 39(6), 607-619.

  • The study results indicated that youth who were aggressive both online and offline were older at the initial assessment, were targets of Internet aggression, and held beliefs more supportive of relational aggression than youth who were aggressive offline only.

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