CcaM strives to better understand the role of the media in children's and adolescents' lives.
Teenage boys are not from Mars
September 2013. For many teens, intimacy is just as important as passion and physical attraction in romantic relationships. Commitment also plays a crucial role. And teen boys are not from Mars. These are the conclusions of the newest CcaM study that is set to be published this week in The International Journal of Behavioral Development.
July 2013. For teens growing up in aggressive families, playing violent games and watching violent TV increases their aggressive behavior. A new CcaM study shows that the impact of media violence on aggression is partly a consequence of teens’ direct environment.
In a time of media abundance, effective regulation of teens’ media use is crucial. Many parents know how difficult it can be to regulate teens’ media use. Efforts to do so easily lead to protests and family conflict. A new study by CcaM researchers has identified effective ways to guide teens’ media use and circumvent family conflict. The study has been published in Human Communication Research.
June 2013. Many CcaM faculty, postdoctoral researchers, and PhD students present new research at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association in London. This conference is a competitive conference featuring the top communication research from around the world.