Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies-February 26

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Here is a list of recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Dooley, J.D., Deshpande, S., & Adair, C.E. (2010). Comparing adolescent-focused obesity prevention and reduction messages. Journal of Business Research, 63(2), 154-160. This study tests the effects of adolescent-targeted obesity prevention messages (body-image, health benefit) with positive… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies- January 29

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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… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies: December 4, 2009

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Here is a list of recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Christakis, D.A. &  Garrison, M.M.  (2009). Preschool-aged children's television viewing in child care settings. Pediatrics, Available  Online November 23. The goal of this study was to quantify television viewing in day care settings and to investigate… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies-September 25, 2009

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Here is a list of recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Jennings, N.A., Hooker, S.D. & Linebarger, D.L. (2009). Educational television as mediated literacy environments for preschoolers. Learning, Media and Technology, (34)3, 229-242. This study describes the production techniques of Between the Lions that contributed to preschooler's… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies-September 4, 2009

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Here is a list of recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Anschutz, D.J., Engels, R.C., Becker, E.S., Van Strien, T. (2009). The effects of TV commercials using less thin models on young women's mood, body image and actual food intake. Body Image, Available Online August 19. This… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies on Children, Media and Health- August 7, 2009.

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Here is a list of recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Early Childhood Care, 179(6), August 2009 Special Issue: Music in the early years: Research, theory and practice. Jenssen, B.P., Klein, J.D., Salazar,L.F., Daluga, N.A., DiClemente , R.J. (2009). Exposure to tobacco on the internet: Content analysis… Read more »

Using Media to Show Instead of Tell

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Last week, we blogged about an op-ed on photo retouching and body image by filmmaker Jesse Epstein.  Here, Jesse joins us as a guest blogger to expand upon the educational efforts she is working on.  I spent my formative childhood years in Mozambique Africa, where full bodies and “child bearing hips” were celebrated. When I… Read more »

Achieving Perfect Beauty with an Airbrush

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Filmmaker Jesse Epstein recently published a video Op-Ed on the New York Times website.  This behind-the-scenes talk with real photo retouchers explores how pervasive this practice is within the beauty industry, and how it affects people’s perceptions of their own beauty. In the video she mentions a 2007 study which found that just 3 minutes… Read more »

Glamorizing Thinness through Pro-Anorexia Websites

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Last week, the French parliament’s lower house adopted a bill that would make it illegal to publicly glamorize or encourage extreme thinness. In particular, the bill cracks down on “pro-ana”—or pro-anorexia—websites, where people with eating disorders can go for advice on how to lose weight, for photos of waif-like celebrities that offer “Thinspiration,” and for… Read more »

Dove Real Beauty Followup

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In February, we posted some fun resources for teaching students about media and body image.  One of those resources was a Dove ad showing the behind-the-scenes footage of how a regular woman is transformed into a model.  The Dove Campaign for Real Beauty aims to show the beauty of everyday women by highlighting the unrealistic… Read more »