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Outside Studies

Outside studies/documents on the effects of violence, sex, and language in the media.


Latest

Sexualization of Girls Is Linked To Common Mental Health Problems in Girls and Women—Eating Disorders, Low Self-Esteem, and Depression; an APA Task Force Reports - APA PRESS RELEASE

Exposure to Media Violence May Alter Brain Activity in Nonviolent Children

Review of Research Shows that Playing Violent Video Games can Heighten Aggression American Psychological Association

Do games prime brain for violence?

Film ratings for violence labeled as meaningless

New Study Links Television in Teens' and Pre-teens' Bedrooms to Risky Behavior

Study: Kids who watch TV more likely to bully

Generation M: Media in the Lives of 8-18 Year-olds

AMA warns lawmakers about effects of what kids are watching

Prime Time Teens: Perspectives on the New Youth-Media Environment

Alcohol advertising focuses on adolescent girls

Watching Sex on Television Predicts Adolescent Initiation of Sexual Behavior

Violent TV Sneaks Past Parental Control

Study Finds "Ratings Creep": Movie Ratings Categories Contain More Violence, Sex, Profanity than Decade Ago

Effects of Reducing Television, Videotape, and Video Game Use on Children's Health and Behavior Stanford University

Gentile, D. A., Walsh, D. A., Ellison, P. R., Fox, M., & Cameron, J. (2004, May). Media violence as a risk factor for children: A longitudinal study. Paper presented at the American Psychological Society 16th Annual Convention, Chicago, IL.

The Role of Media in Childhood Obesity

Relation between Parental Restrictions on Movies and Adolescent Use of Tobacco and Alcohol

Video Game Report Card 2004

 

General

Walsh, D.A., & Gentile, D. A. (In press).  Slipping under the radar: Advertising and the mind.  In L. Riley & I. Obot (Eds.)  Drinking it in:  Alcohol Marketing and Young People.  Geneva, Switzerland: World Health Organization.

Fake Violence Makes Real Kids Fight

How media violence touches children: Researchers worry that kids are becoming desensitized

Youth Violence: A Report of the Surgeon General

What is to Blame for Youth Violence?: The Media, Guns, Parenting, Poverty, Bad Programs, Or…

Media Violence and the American Public: Scientific Facts Vs. Media Misinformation

Media's Effect On Girls: Body Image And Gender Identity

Violence prevention for families of young children

American Public Opinions on Media Violence

Age and Consumer Socialization Agent Influences on Adolescents' Sexual Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behavior: Implications for Social Marketing Initiatives and Public Policy

Understanding child development as a violence prevention tool

What Goes In Must Come Out: Children's Media Violence Consumption at Home and Aggressive Behaviors at School

A Normative Study of Family Media Habits

MediaQuotientTM: National Survey of Family Media Habits, Knowledge, and Attitudes

The Impact of Entertainment Media Violence on Children and Families: Program Materials

Hollywood Cleans Up Its Act: Changing Rates of Sex and Violence in Entertainment Media Conducted by The Center for Media and Public Affairs - www.cmpa.com

Violence in the Media - cln.org

Rage in the Media

The Effects of Media Violence on Society  - Science Magazine

Media Violence in Children's Lives - National Association for the Education of Young Children

Media influence- youthandviolence.com

Why do kids kill?- youthandviolence.com

 

TV

Sexualization of Girls Is Linked To Common Mental Health Problems in Girls and Women—Eating Disorders, Low Self-Esteem, and Depression; an APA Task Force Reports - APA PRESS RELEASE

Violent TV Sneaks Past Parental Control

Watching Sex on Television Predicts Adolescent Initiation of Sexual Behavior

Violence and Sex Impair Memory for Television Ads

Television Addiction Is No Mere Metaphor

Children who Identify with Aggressive TV Characters and Perceive the Violence to be Realistic are Most at Risk for Later Aggression

Key Facts: TV Violence

Restricting Kid's TV May Backfire

Parents Rate the TV Ratings

Violence on TV: The Desensitizing Of America

National Television Violence Study

Children and Television Violence

The Stanford Study: Less TV=Less Violence

Sex and Violence Erases TV Advertising's Impact: ISU Study

Cutting TV, video game use can make kids less aggressive

Violence in Film and TV

Information about Violence on Television and what you can do - APA.org

Mounting evidence links TV viewing to violence - csmonitor.com

A Validity Test of Movie, Televison, and Video Game Ratings

 

Movies

Film ratings for violence labeled as meaningless

Study Finds "Ratings Creep": Movie Ratings Categories Contain More Violence, Sex, Profanity than Decade Ago

Relation between Parental Restrictions on Movies and Adolescent Use of Tobacco and Alcohol

Viewing smoking in movies predicts if adolescents will start smoking, researchers find

A Validity Test of Movie, Televison, and Video Game Ratings

Violence in Film and TV

Violent Videos and Violent Video Games: Why do they cause violence and why do they sell?

 

Videogames

Review of Research Shows that Playing Violent Video Games can Heighten Aggression American Psychological Association

Video Game Report Card 2004

Rosser, J.C. Jr., Lynch, P.J., Haskamp, L.A., Yalif, A., Gentile, D.A., & Giammaria, L. (2004, January).   Are Video Game Players Better at Laparoscopic Surgery?.  Paper presented at the Medicine Meets Virtual Reality Conference, Newport Beach, CA.

Gentile, D. A., Lynch, P. J., Linder, J. R., & Walsh, D. A. (2004). The effects of violent video game habits on adolescent aggressive attitudes and behaviors.  Journal of Adolescence, 27, 5-22.

An update on the effects of playing violent video games from the Association for Professionals in Services for Adolescents...a brief overview of existing research on the effects of exposure to violent video games

Video Games and Public Health - Video Game Violence Impacts Kids More Than Movie Violence

Computer Games as a Part of Children's Culture

Ratings of Teen-Rated Video Games Do Not Always Fully Describe Content

Cutting TV, video game use can make kids less aggressive

GALLUP POLL: More Than 70 Percent of Teenage Boys Have Played "Grand Theft Auto" Video Games

One in Seven Teen Video Game Players is Addicted

Video Games Boost Visual Skills

Violent Videos and Violent Video Games: Why do they cause violence and why do they sell?

Children and Interactive Media: A compendium of current research and directions for the future

Essential Facts About the Video and Computer Game Industry - 2003

Aggressive Youths, Violent Video Games Trigger Unusual Brain Activity

Effects of Reducing Children's Television and Video Game Use on Aggressive Behavior: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Children and Violent Video Games: Are There "High Risk" Players?

Video Games and Aggressive Thoughts, Feelings, and Behavior in the Laboratory and in Life - APA.org

Effects of Violent Video Games on Aggressive Behavior

Study Finds Significant Amounts of Violence in Video Games Rated as Suitable for All Ages

Video game violence: A review of the empirical literature

Video Games and the Elusive Search for their Effects on Children: An Assessment of Twenty Years of Research

Video Game Violence- youthandviolence.com

A Validity Test of Movie, Televison, and Video Game Ratings

 

Music

Exposure to Violent Media: The Effects of Songs With Violent Lyrics on Aggressive Thoughts and Feelings

Content Analysis of Teen Oriented Music

 

Policy Statements

National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) Position Statement: Violence and Destructive Behavior in the Media and Entertainment Industry

Joint Statement on the Impact of Entertainment Violence on Children - Congressional Public Health Summit (July 26, 2000)

AACAP Joins Health Organizations' Consensus on Entertainment Violence Danger

American Academy of Pediatrics

American Medical Association

American Psychological Association - Television Violence and Children

American Psychological Association - Violence in Mass Media

American Psychiatric Association - Psychiatric Effects of Media Violence

National Association for the Education of Young Children

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

National Association of School Psychologists - Resolution on Children and Violence in the Media and Toys

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