Tag Archive: media

Do violent media create violent teens?

ArtPrize by Wayne Silver

Do teens who watch violent movies become violent? Dr. Brian MacDonald reviews some recent studies.

Is Media Use Helping or Hurting Kids' Psychological Functioning?

How media use affects the psychological adjustment of teens.

Smoking Mothers Give Birth to Anti-Social Children (Read on!)

On an upcoming episode of Family Anatomy Dr. Brian and I will be discussing the research on stress and pregnancy. One of the points we’ll be making is that alarming and sensational headlines can create unnecessary worry in expectant mothers. A study recently in the journalĀ Development and Psychopathology led to the headline “Smoking During Pregnancy…

Predictors of eating disorders vary

The June 2008 issue of the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine published a study examining eating disorders in boys and girls aged 9 to 15 years. They found that a maternal history of disordered eating had an impact only on the younger girls. Frequent diets and attempts to look like models or celebrities was…

FA009 – Anatomy of Media Violence, Part 2

Doctor Brian talks about the impact of video games and the book, “Everything Bad Is Good For You.” AND there’s an interview with a super-secret surprise guest! Listen here: [Audio clip: view full post to listen] … or get your free subscription in iTunes. If you use iTunes, you can leave a review! Leave us…

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FA008 – Anatomy of Media Violence, Part 1

Doctors Brian, Giuseppe, and Richard talk about the effects of violence on TV and in video games. Listen here: [Audio clip: view full post to listen] … or get your free subscription in iTunes. If you use iTunes, you can leave a review! Leave us a comment, or you can e-mail suggestions or questions to…

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