Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies- March 19

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Check out these recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Henson, C., Chapman, S., McLeod, L., Johnson, N., & Hickie, I. (2010). Room for improvement: mixed portrayal of young people with mental  illness on Australian television news. The Australian and New Zealand Journal Of Psychiatry,  44(3), 267-272. The… Read more »

Research Toolbox: Text Messaging Tools

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According to Nielsen, American teenagers are sending over 3,000 text messages a month and Short Message Service (SMS) texting has developed as a language suited to the need of sending short, quick messages. Here are a few tools to help you understand this new language and its abbreviations: AIM Dictionary  This website offers a short… 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 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- February 19

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Here is a list of recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Conti-Ramsden, G., Durkin, K., & Simkin Z. (2010). Language and social factors in the use of cell phone technology by adolescents with and without specific language impairment (SLI). J Speech Lang Hear Res. 53(1), 196-208. This… 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 »

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-January 22

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Here is a list of recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Fiorini, M. (2010)The effect of home computer use on children’s cognitive and non-cognitive skills. Economics of Education Review, 29(1), 55-72. This study investigates the effect of using a home computer on children’s development. Fischer, P.,  Kastenmüller,… Read more »