It’s official! With the recent arrival of several NAO robots, the team for Professor Jochen Peter’s project “Children and social robots: Towards an integrative framework (CHILDROBOT)” at CcaM is complete!
Media have positive and negative effects on children and adolescents. ‘We need to help youth learn how to make media a part of their life – but not their entire life.’ This is one of the main conclusions of the new book Plugged In, authored by CcaM's researchers Patti Valkenburg and Jessica Piotrowski and published by Yale University Press. The book will be available in bookshops starting 8 June and can be downloaded for free as an open access publication.
Many CcaM faculty, postdocs, and PhD students are presenting new research at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association (ICA).
Each year, communication scholars worldwide gather at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association (ICA) to share and discuss new scholarship. This year, research by several of our CcaM scholars is being recognized for research excellence
A new study by CcaM researchers shows that when parents talk with their children about rules and content of media, their style of communication can help or harm outcomes of the discussion.
CcaM faculty, postdoctoral researchers, and PhD students are presenting new research at the 2017 Etmaal van de Communicatiewetenschap (24 hours of Communication Sciences) in Tilburg on January 26 and 27.
Starting January 2017, Caroline van Straten, a graduate of the Research Master program Artificial Intelligence at Utrecht University, joined CcaM as a PhD candidate on the ERC project ‘Children and social robots: Towards an integrative framework (CHILDROBOT)’ with prof. dr. Jochen Peter, dr. Rinaldo Kühne, dr. Alex Barco Martelo and Chiara de Jong (PhD candidate).
Acquiring adequate levels of self-esteem and social competence is a crucial part of adolescents’ psychosocial development. Both are largely shaped in social interactions with others, especially with peers, much of which takes place online.
CcaM is happy to welcome its newest PhD student, Marthe Möller, to the team. During her studies, Marthe will be working on the project "The Effects of Online Social Information".
Is watching TV or movies good or bad for youth? While the question might seem simple, the answer is not. Sometimes films and TV programs positively affect youth, yet other times they can lead to more negative consequences. While media content certainly matters, researchers also believe that how we respond to content matters too. During the first two weeks of August, CcaM researchers are working with children and parents at the NEMO Science Museum in Amsterdam to understand these responses.