Presentations

October 2016: To be presented at the Society for Research on Child Development Special Topics Meeting: Technology and Media in Children’s Development, Irvine, California.

  • Aladé, F., Lauricella, A., Beaudoin-Ryan, L., & Wartella, E. (2016, October). Touchscreen Technology and Preschoolers’ Learning of a Foundational STEM Skill.
  • Hurwitz, L. B. (2016, October). Did we succeed in “Raising Readers”? A meta-analytic review of Ready To Learn media’s effects on young children’s literacy.
  • Wartella, E., Beaudoin-Ryan, L., Blackwell, C. K., Cingel, D. P., Hurwitz, L. B., Lauricella, A. R., & Uhls, Y. T. (2016, October). What kind of adults will our children become? The impact of growing up in a media-saturated world. In D. Lemish & G. L. Troseth (Chairs), What happens NEXT? The 10th anniversary of the Journal of Children and Media. 
  • Wartella, E., Alvarez, A. L., Hurwitz, L. B., Lauricella, A. R., & Montague, H. (2016, October). New reasons to fear the Hamburgler: Product mascots promote poorer quality foods across media platforms. In S. L. Calvert (Chair), The role of media characters and gaming in children’s health. 

June 2016: Papers presented at the International Communication Association Conference in Fukuoka, Japan.

  • Aladé, F. (2016, June). Understanding the Web Use Behavior of Our Youngest Internet Audience.
  • Aladé, F., Beaudoin-Ryan, L., Lauricella, A., & Wartella, E. (2016, June). Measuring with Murray: Touchscreen Technology and Preschoolers’ STEM Learning. ***Top Student Paper, Runner-Up***
  • Hurwitz, L. B. (2016, June). A meta-analytic review of Ready To Learn media’s effects on young children’s literacy. ***Top Student Paper, Runner-Up***
  • Hurwitz, L. B., & Beaudoin-Ryan, L. B. (2016, June). Learning about sexual health online and in-school in early adolescence: Gender and racial-ethnic differences. ***Top Student Paper***
  • Hurwitz, L. B., Morales, E. D., Montague, H., Lauricella A. R., & Wartella, E. (2016, June). Mobile marketing to children: A content analysis of food and beverage company apps.

November 2015: Paper presented at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois

  • Zupancic, H., Alvarez, A. L., Wartella, E., & Hurwitz, L. B. (2015, November). Nutrition criteria and food
    marketing: The state of child-targeted food advertising across media platforms.

August 2015: National Conference on Health Communication, Marketing and Media in Atlanta, GA.

  • Zupancic, H., Lauricella, A. R., & Wartella, E. (2015, August). No personal trainer? There’s an app for that!:
    Overweight and non-overweight adolescents’ use of digital health, diet and fitness information.

May 2015: Papers presented at the 65th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

  • Aladé, F., Beaudoin-Ryan, L. (2015). Interactivity and Preschoolers’ STEM Learning.
  • Blackwell, C. (2015, May). iPads in Kindergarten: The Effect of Tablet Computers on Young Children’s Academic Achievement
  • Hurwitz, L. B., Alvarez, A., Zupancic, H., Rousse, T. H., Morales, E., Lauricella, A. R., & Wartella, E. (2015,
    May). Content analysis across new media platforms. In V. J. Rideout (Chair), Exposure, engagement, creation, and interaction: Measuring young people’s media behaviors in the digital era.
  • Hurwitz, L. B., Lauricella, A. R., & Wartella, E. (2015, May). You get what you pay for: Educational quality of
    free and paid children’s apps. In S. E. Vaala (Chair), Content, context, and consequences of “educational” apps in
    the lives of children.
  • Hurwitz, L. B., Morales, E., Alvarez, A. (2015, May). Help Toucan Sam bring his fruity treasures to safety!: Food marketing to children online.
  • Lauricella, A., Aladé, F., & Wartella, E. (2015, May). Media and the modern family: The influence of family
    structure on enjoyment and use of family media activities.

March 2015: Posters presented at the Society for Research in Child Development in Philadelphia, PA.

  • Hurwitz, L., Hightower, B., Lauricella, A. R., & Wartella, E. (2015, March). “When you’re a baby you don’t have
    puberty”: Understanding of human reproduction in late childhood and early adolescence.
  • Lauricella, A., Aladé, F., & Wartella, E. (2015, March). The influence of family structure on family media
    activities.

November 2014: Papers presented at the 100th annual conference of the National Communication Association in Chicago, IL.

  • Cingel, D. P., & Krcmar, M. Exploring predictors and consequences of the experience of the Personal Fable ideation on social networking sites.
  • Cingel, D. P., Lauricella, A. R., Wartella, E., van Caspel, K. D. (2014, November). Investigating the role of online
    social influence on adolescents’ attitudes toward food companies and purchase intentions: An experimental study.
  • Connell, S., Lauricella, A. R., & Wartella, E. (2014, November). Mothers’ and fathers’ co-use of media with young
    children: A nationally representative survey of parents. ***Top Paper***
  • Lauricella, A. R., Wartella, E., & Rideout, V. (2014, November). Children’s screen time: The role of parent media
    use.

May 2014: Papers presented at the 64th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association in Seattle, Washington.

  • Aladé, F. M. (May 2014). What preschoolers bring to the show: The effects of viewer characteristics on children’s learning from educational television.
  • Blackwell, C., & Lauricella, A. (May 2014). Predicting Teacher Attitudes Toward Technology for Student Learning. ***Top Student Paper***
  • Hurwitz, L. B., Lauricella, A. R., Hanson, A., Raden, A., Wartella, E. (May 2014). GR8 parenting: Impact of text message intervention on parent-child activity engagement.

March 2014: Paper presented at the 15th biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence in  Austin, TX.

  • Cingel, D. P., & Krcmar, M. Understanding the experience of Imaginary Audience in a social media environment: Implications for adolescent development.

June 2013: Papers Presented at the 63rd Annual Conference of the International Communication Association in London, England.

  • Blackwell, C., Lauricella, A., Wartella, E., Conway, A. (2013, June). Youth and the Internet: Developmental implications of website preferences among 8-12-year-old children.
  • Cingel, D. P., Lauricella, A. R., Wartella, E., & Conway, A. (June 2013). Predicting social media use and online communication practices among adolescents.
  • Lauricella, A. R., Maschke, A., Connell, S., Rideout, V., & Wartella, E. (June 2013). Parenting in the age of technology: Parent attitudes and behaviors related to children’s media use.

March 2013: Paper Presented to the Midwest Sociological Society in Chicago, IL.

  • Blackwell, C. (March 2013). Teacher practices with mobile technology in early childhood education.