Connections in News, Media, and Research: World Diabetes Day Edition

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Today CMCH recognizes World Diabetes Day. While this serious disease is growing at alarming rates due to higher rates of obesity, unhealthy diets, and sedentary lifestyles, there is, thankfully, lots of media attention and research dedicated to learning more about it and combatting its causes and effects. World Diabetes Day is an initiative of the… Read more »

Recently Added Studies on Children, Media, and Health

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Check out these studies of interest that were recently added to our database. Durham, Meenakshi Gigi. (2011). Blood, lust and love: Interrogating gender violence in the Twilight phenomenon. The Journal of Children and Media, 6(3), 281-299. The researcher investigated the popular YA book series The Twilight Saga and looked at gender stereotypes and dating activities… Read more »

New studies in the CMCH Database of Research

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Check out these studies recently added to the CMCH database: Bergen, D., & Davis, D. (2011). Influences of technology-related playful activity and thought on moral development. American Journal of Play, 4(1), 80-99. Developmental psychologists and early childhood educators are often big proponents of play, as it promotes healthy social and behavioral development, as well as… Read more »

Recently Published Studies on Children, Media, and Health

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Check out these recently published studies available in the CMCH database. Backett-Milburn, K., & Jackson, S. Children's concerns about their parents' health and wellbeing: Researching with ChildLine Scotland. Children & Society, 26(5): 381-393. Children use media for a variety of reasons, including, as this study shows, to learn or talk about their parents' own health…. Read more »

Recently Published Studies on Children, Media, and Health

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Check out these recently published titles of interest on the topics of children, media, and health: Beasley, N., et al. (2012). The Quest To Lava Mountain: Using video games for dietary change in children. The Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, available online 6 July 2012. This study looked at the effects on… Read more »

Recently Published Studies on the Topics of Media, Children and Health

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Check out these recently published titles of interest on the topics of children, media, and health: Gopinath, B., et al. (2012). Physical activity and sedentary behaviors and health-related quality of life in adolescents. Pediatrics, available online June 11. This study results revealed that physically active children had higher health-related quality of life scores compared with… Read more »

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-Feb 14

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Check out these recently published titles of interest on the topics of children, media, and health: Christofides, E., Muise, A., & Desmarais, S. (2012). Risky disclosures on Facebook: The effect of having a bad experience on online behavior. Journal of Adolescent Research. Available Online January 17.  This study found that participants who experience negative consequences are… Read more »

Research Toolbox: CMCH Database- Advanced Search

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The CMCH Database of Research (DoR) can be searched using three different tools: Advanced Search, Guided Search, and Browse by CMCH Subject. Today were are going to explore the Advanced Search function and try out an example search for violence and video games. Step One: Go to the CMCH DoR Advanced Search page. Here you… 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 »