APPC scholars Amy Bleakley, Ph.D., Michael Hennessy, Ph.D., and Martin Fishbein, Ph.D., published a paper, “Predicting Preferences for Types of Sex Education in US Schools” (Sexuality Research and Social Policy), identifying characteristics related to sex education policy preferences in the United States. The authors used data from the Annenberg National Health Communication Survey. Article
In a newly released study conducted by APPC and published in Prevention Science online, researchers analyze data from the National Annenberg Survey of Youth showing that adolescents ages 14 to 22 do exert control over their risk-seeking tendencies. Although such tendencies tend to peak during adolescence, youth who can delay gratification are also able to
The grant is part of a $25.5 million award to the city of Philadelphia for anti-obesity and anti-tobacco programs from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Amy Jordan, Ph.D., Amy Bleakley, Ph.D., and Michael Hennessy, Ph.D., representing APPC’s Media and the Developing Child and Health Communication areas, will team up to help the
APPC congratulates FactCheck.org on making American Mensa’s Top 50 Web sites 2010 list. Each year Mensa members select winners in nine categories, including “News and Politics,” which featured FactCheck.org, calling it “The ultimate source for truth in politics.” Among other organizations making the Mensa list were Goodreads, Pandora, and the National Geographic Society.
Amy Jordan, Ph.D., head of APPC’s Media and the Developing Child program, Ed Donnerstein, Ph.D., of the University of Arizona, and lead author Victor Strasburger, M.D., of the University of New Mexico, were published today in Pediatrics online. The paper, “Health Effects of Media on Children and Adolescents,” will appear in hardcopy in April. Article