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Too Much Screen Time for the Kids? Grandparents May Also Be Complicit

July 10, 2019

Grandparents have long been associated with letting their grandchildren do things their parents would never permit. Candy. Extended…
Study: Involved parents dim the effects of media violence on teens

September 28, 2018

Teenagers exposed to TV and film violence and high levels of household conflict may go on to engage…
Do images of the brain make us more likely to believe what we read?

September 24, 2018

Whether in a newspaper or online, news articles can be supported with an image of a brain scan…
What are young children doing with digital media in homes and pre-schools?

September 5, 2018

Under 8s across Europe and beyond are growing up in media-rich homes and public areas yet access to,…
What Really Happened to that Melted NASA Camera?

May 26, 2018

NASA’s “melted camera” has become a social media thing. As with many photos that spread like wildfire on…
Digital Media: Access vs. Ownership

May 23, 2017

There has been an obvious shift in media consumption. Our movie watching has shifted from buying DVDs to…
New ‘Rogue One’ Film Provides Interesting Study in Cybersecurity

December 16, 2016

“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” which opens in theaters this weekend, details how the Rebel Alliance steals…
Researchers push software to work more like human eye

November 16, 2016

A Nebraska project to develop software to examine centuries-old newspapers as easily as the human eye has received…
Children’s health and privacy at risk from digital marketing

November 8, 2016

For the first time, researchers and health experts have undertaken a comprehensive analysis of the concerning situation in…
Two-minute warnings make kids’ ‘screen time’ tantrums worse

May 9, 2016

Giving young children a two-minute warning that “screen time” is about to end makes transitions away from tablets,…
When inhaling media erodes attention, exhaling provides focus

April 20, 2016

People who often mix their media consumption — texting while watching TV, or listening to music while reading…
Mobile communication keeps couples who live close to one another even closer

February 12, 2016

Texting can make the heart grow fonder. That is just one of the findings of the latest research from…
New fathers-to-be vulnerable to media messages about dad roles

February 8, 2016

First-time expectant fathers who watched many television shows featuring dads believed that men were unimportant in their children’s…
Effect of name change of schizophrenia on mass media

November 30, 2015

Researchers at the University of Tokyo examined 22 million newspaper articles covering a period of nearly 30 years…
How does the media influence our emotions? New lab aims to find out

November 26, 2015

If you’ve ever wondered how media influences us, specifically our attention and emotions, Assistant Professor Russell Clayton may…
Digging Up the Celluloid Pueblo

October 19, 2015

Jennifer Jenkins’ smile betrays the fondness of someone talking about an old friend. Her language evokes indulgence of the…
The power of film

September 3, 2015

Social scientists have long argued documentary films are powerful tools for social change. But a University of Iowa…
Goodbye ‘Mad Men,’ Hello Grief

May 13, 2015

When the show “Mad Men” airs its final episode on Sunday after a run of seven seasons on…
Psychotic hallucinations, delusions rarely precede violence

May 12, 2015

Mass shootings at the hands of unhinged loners – such as those in Aurora, Colorado; Santa Barbara, California,…
There have been a lot of cats in The New York Times, and not all just for fun

February 4, 2015

The cute cat video seems to be everywhere online, and it’s become a handy epithet for everything that…
Millenials and the Media: What were the Trends in 2014?

January 2, 2015

Technology and today’s media seem to be obsessed with millennials, those born roughly between the late seventies to…
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