Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies-Feb.21

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Check out these recently published titles of interest on the topics of children, media, and health: Isaksen, K. J. & Roper, S. (2012). The commodification of self-esteem: Branding and British teenagers. Psychology and Marketing, 29(3), 117-135.  This study found that adolescents appear to have a striking awareness of the role of branding, advertising, and peer pressure… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies-Jan 24

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Check out these recently published titles of interest on the topics of children, media, and health: Devís-Devís, J., Peiró-Velert, C., Beltrán-Carrillo, V.J., et al. (2012). Brief report: Association between socio-demographic factors, screen media usage and physical activity by type of day in Spanish adolescents. Journal of Adolescence, 35(1), 213-218.  The study authors found that the negative… Read more »

New Study: Systematic Review of Effective Strategies for Reducing Screen Time Among Young Children

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A new systematic review by CMCH Staff Scientist Dr. Marie Evans Schmidt and other researchers looked at strategies to reduce screen time among children 12 years and younger. The authors found 47 studies that met their inclusion criteria with 29 that effectively reduced TV viewing or screen-media use. The researchers found that the most effective… Read more »

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 »

Do you have any last-minute tips for holiday shopping?

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Q: Help! I’m shopping for kids of all ages this year for the holidays, and don’t know where to begin. What are your thoughts about the kinds of toys that are good for kids?
A: This year, focus on the CHILD–opt for Creative gifts you’ve decided upon after doing your Homework on the recipients’ interests, keeping in mind the importance of Imagination, Learning, and making Donations.