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

Custers, K. & Van den Bulck, J. (2010). Television viewing, computer game play and book reading during meals are predictors of meal skipping in a cross-sectional sample of 12-, 14- and 16-year-olds. Public Health Nutr., (13)4, 537543.

  • This study examined whether television viewing, computer game playing or book reading during meals predicts meal skipping with the aim of watching television, playing computer games or reading books (media meal skipping).

Kuppens, A.H. (2010). Incidental foreign language acquisition from media exposure. Learning, Media and Technology, (35)1, 65-85.

  • This article investigates the extent to which children's foreign language skills benefit from their long-term consumption of media.

Jin, B. (2010). Cultural differences of social network influence on romantic relationships: A comparison of the United States and South Korea. Communication Studies, (61)2, 156-171.

  • This study examined the association between social network support and relationship quality of romantic partners among American and Korean college students.

Riquelme, H.E., Al-Sammak, F.S., & Rios, R.E. (2010). Social influences among young drivers on talking on the mobile phone while driving. Traffic Inj Prev. (11)2,127-32.

  • This study set out to measure the influence of injunctive, subjective, verbal, and behavioral norms on talking on a mobile phone while driving.

Vendrame, A., Pinsky, I., Silva, R.S., & Babor, T. (2010). Assessment of self-regulatory code violations in Brazilian television beer advertisements. J Stud Alcohol Drugs, (71)3, 445-51.

  • This study evaluated perceived violations of the content guidelines of the Brazilian alcohol marketing self-regulation code, based on ratings of the five most popular beer advertisements broadcast on television in the summer of 2005-2006 and during the 2006 FIFA World Cup games.


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