Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies-Jan 3.

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Check out these recently published titles of interest on the topics of children, media, and health: Best, J.R. (2011). Exergaming immediately enhances children's executive function. Developmental Psychology. Available Online December 12.  The results extend past research by showing more precisely how physical activity influences executive function and how this effect differs from the improvements that occur with… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies-Nov.1

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Check out recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Britto, M.T., Munafo,J.K., Schoettker, P.J., et al. (2011). Pilot and feasibility test of adolescent-controlled text messaging reminders. Clinical Pediatrics. Available Online October 20.  The study authors found that allowing teens to control the timing and content of reminder text… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies-June 7

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Check out recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Calado, M., Lameiras, M., et al. (2011). The association between exposure to mass media and body dissatisfaction among Spanish adolescents. Women's Health Issues. Available online June 5.  This study found that mass media exposure to a specific kind of… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies-April 5

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Check out recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Dixon, H.G., Warne, C. D.; Scully, M.; Wakefield, M.A.; & Dobbinson, S.J.(2011). Does the portrayal of tanning in Australian women’s magazines relate to real women’s tanning beliefs and behavior? Health Education & Behavior, 38(2),132-142. This study found that among… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies-November 2

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New published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Calamaro, C.J. et al. (2010). Shortened sleep duration does not predict obesity in adolescents. Journal Of Sleep Research,19(4), 559-566. The authors found that environmental factors including TV ≥ 2 h per day and depression were significantly associated with obesity; shortened sleep… Read more »

Research Toolbox: Bullying and Cyberbullying Resources

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Here’s a list of selected resources on bullying and cyberbullying for researchers, educators, and parents. You will find resources such as bullying curriculum, educational programs, hand-outs, organizations, research, and statistics. Bullying Resources Bullying Facts and Statistics  by SafeYouth.org -List of facts and statistics along with references.  Bullying  Prevention by the Massachusetts Medical Society. Explains the… Read more »

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 Toolbox: Upcoming Conferences

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Save the dates! To help you keep track of relevant conferences and events, here is a list of upcoming conferences from around the world that may be of interest: Conferences-Updated The Impact of Media and New Technologies on Languages, December 7-9, 2009, Minya, Egypt. Is Food Marketing to Children Getting Any Healthier? December 14, 2009,… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies- October 2, 2009

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Here is a list of recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Custers, K. & Van den Bulck, J. (2009).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., Available Online… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies- August 14, 2009

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Here is a list of recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Daley, A.J. (2009). Can exergaming contribute to improving physical activity levels and health outcomes in children? Pediatrics, 124 (2), 763-771. This study evaluate the effects of exergaming on physical activity levels and/or other health outcomes in… Read more »