Research Toolbox: Children, Media, and Health Blogs

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Blogs (short for web logs) are a great informal way to keep up with current research and news. Here’s a list of blogs with a focus on children, media, parenting, and health. Annie’s Fox Blog This blog offers thoughts about teens, tweens, parenting and education. Ask The Mediatrician-Center on Media and Child Health, Children’s Hospital… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies-May 25

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New published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Keller, S.K. &  Schulz, P.J. (2010). Distorted food pyramid in kids programmes: A content analysis of television advertising watched in Switzerland. Eur J Public Health, Available May 16. The results of this study suggest that food advertising contributes to the obesity… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies- May 11

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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… Read more »

Research Toolbox: Recently Published Studies-April 16

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Check out these recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Cai, X. & Zhao, X. (2010). Click here, Kids! Online advertising practices on popular children's websites. Journal of Children and Media, 4(2), 135-154. This study examined the structural and privacy features of advertisements placed on popular children's websites…. Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies-April 9

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Check out these recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Chia, S.C. (2010). How social influence mediates media effects on adolescents’ materialism.Communication Research, Available online April 7. This study proposed a theoretical framework by which it can be identified how media influence and social influence interplay and produce… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies- March 5

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Check out these recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics:   Anderson, C.A., et al.(2010). Violent video game effects on aggression, empathy, and prosocial behavior in Eastern and Western countries. Psychological Bulletin, 136(2), 151-73. The authors used meta-analytic procedures to test the effects of violent video games on… Read more »

Research Toolbox: Media Literacy Resources

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What’s Media Literacy? Media literacy is the ability to understand how mass media works and media literacy education is the approach to protect children and adolescents from the unhealthy effects of media by giving them tools to think critically about messages in the media. Media literacy is also about engaging young people in creating media… 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 2010 Annual Forum for Improving Children’s Healthcare and Childhood Obesity Congress, March 8-11, Atlanta, GA. Australian Conference on Children & the Media, March 19, Sydney,… Read more »

Research Toolbox: Media Multitasking Research

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Media multitasking—using more than one media activity at a time—has become prevalent in children’s lives. What is the impact of media multitasking on children’s learning, development and health? To help advance understanding and research about media multitasking, the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop just made available a seminar report, The Impacts of Media… Read more »