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

Bonetti, L., Campbell, M.A.;  &  Gilmore, L. (2010). The Relationship of loneliness and social anxiety with children's and adolescents' online communication. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking. 13(3), 279-285.

  • The study results suggest that Internet usage allows children and adolescents to fulfill critical needs of social interactions, self-disclosure, and identity exploration.

Borzekowski, D.L.G., Schenk, S., Wilson, J.L.; & Peebles, R. (2010). e-Ana and e-Mia: A content analysis of pro–eating disorder web sites. Am J Public Health, available online June 17.

  • This study concluded that pro–eating disorder Web sites present graphic material to encourage, support, and motivate site users to continue their efforts with anorexia and bulimia.

Carlson, S.A.; Fulton, J.E.; Lee, S.M;, Foley, J.T.; Heitzler, C.; Huhman, M. (2010). Influence of limit-setting and participation in physical activity on youth screen time. Pediatrics, available online June 14.

  • Parental rules regarding screen time and participation in physical activity play a role in the amount of screen time among children and adolescents. Programs that encourage limit-setting by parents and promote physical activity may reduce screen time among youth.

Roberto, C.A.;  Baik, J. ; Harris, J.L.; & Brownell, K.D.(2010). Influence of licensed characters on children's taste and snack preferences. Pediatrics, available online June 21.

  • The study findings conclude that branding food packages with licensed characters substantially influences young children's taste preferences and snack selection and does so most strongly for energy-dense, nutrient-poor foods.

Tondeu, J. (2010). ICT as cultural capital: The relationship between socio-economic status and the computer-use profile of young people. New Media & Society, available online June 21

  • The results of this study indicate that the existing differences in socioeconomic status on computer-use of school students profile are not sufficiently marked to deduce that ICT can be seen as an indicator of differing cultural capital.

 
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One Response to “Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies-June 22”

  1. Ron Stone

    The study that concluded that branding food packages with licensed characters substantially influences young children’s taste preferences and snack selection and does so most strongly for energy-dense, nutrient-poor foods is right on. However, it really shouldn’t have taken a study to figure this out. Just wander through the grocery store when parents with children are shopping but be prepared for some tantrums.

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