A Year In Review

2020. The year we will never forget and may wish not to remember. Our researchers at CcaM certainly were challenged. Children were at home, our teaching online, and our data collection suspended or impacted. At CcaM, we took a 'policy-lean' approach to our efforts - maintaining where we could, pausing where we needed to, and slowing down when life necessitated some breathing room. 

But, still, we moved forward. We welcomed new members to our CcaM family. We taught our students, we analyzed our data, and we embraced Open Science with numerous study and data pre-registrations. We also saw much of our in-press work published. We Zoomed, a lot. We were perfectly imperfect in approaching the pandemic, but we stuck together. 2021 brings us hope that this pandemic will pass, but we also know that our research will feel its impact. And that's okay, too. Our goal is to study the world the way it is, and that includes the Covid-19 context. 

For now, we wish all of our followers a restful winter break and a beautiful New Year. And if you are looking for something to read during your winter slumber, might we suggest one of the many articles that we published this year? 

Happy New Year, All! 

CcaM's 2020 Publications 

Barco, A., de Jong, C., Peter, J., Kühne, R., & van Straten, C. L. (2020, March). Robot Morphology and Children's Perception of Social Robots: An Exploratory Study. In Companion of the 2020 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (pp. 125-127).

Beyens, I., Pouwels, J. L., van Driel, I. I., Keijsers, L., & Valkenburg, P. M. (2020). The effect of social media on well-being differs from adolescent to adolescentScientific Reports, 10, 10763.

Beyens, I., Piotrowski, J. T., & Valkenburg, P. M. (2020). Which came first? Assessing transactional relationships between children’s violent media use and ADHD-related behaviorsCommunication Research47(8), 1228-1245.

Cingel, D. P., Sumter, S. R., Stoeten, E., & Mann, S. (2020). Can television help to decrease stigmatization among young children? The role of Theory of Mind and general and explicit insertsMedia Psychology23(3), 342-364.

Cingel, D. P., Sumter, S. R., & Jansen, M. (2020). How Does She Do It? An Experimental Study of the Pro-and Anti-social Effects of Watching Superhero Content among Late AdolescentsJournal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media64(3), 459-477.

de Jong, C., Kühne, R., Peter, J., van Straten, C. L., & Barco, A. (2020). Intentional acceptance of social robots: Development and validation of a self-report measure for childrenInternational Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 102426.

de Jong, C., Kühne, R., Peter, J., Van Straten, C. L., & Barco, A. (2019, October). What do children want from a social robot? Toward gratifications measures for child-robot interaction. In 2019 28th IEEE International Conference on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN) (pp. 1-8). IEEE.

de Jong, C., Peter, J., Kühne, R., & Barco, A. (2019). Children’s acceptance of social robots: A narrative review of the research 2000–2017Interaction Studies20(3), 393-425.

Fikkers, K. M., & Piotrowski, J. T. (2020). Content and person effects in media research: Studying differences in cognitive, emotional, and arousal responses to media contentMedia Psychology, 23:4, 493-520. doi:10.1080/15213269.2019.1608257

Möller, A. M., Kühne, R., Baumgartner, S. E., & Peter, J. (2020). A social identity perspective on the effect of social information on online video enjoymentCyberpsychology: Journal of Psychosocial Research on Cyberspace14(4).

Möller, A. M., Baumgartner, S. E., Kühne, R., & Peter, J. (2020). Sharing the Fun? How Social Information Affects Viewers’ Video Enjoyment and Video EvaluationsHuman Communication Research

Nikkelen, S. W., van Oosten, J. M., & van den Borne, M. M. (2020). Sexuality Education in the Digital Era: Intrinsic and Extrinsic Predictors of Online Sexual Information Seeking Among YouthThe Journal of Sex Research, 57:2, 189-199. doi:10.1080/00224499.2019.1612830

Schreurs, L., Sumter, S.R. & Vandenbosch, L. A Prototype Willingness Approach to the Relation Between Geo-social Dating Apps and Willingness to Sext with Dating App MatchesArch Sex Behav 49, 1133–1145 (2020).

Straten, C. L. V., Peter, J., Kühne, R., & Barco, A. (2020). Transparency about a robot's lack of human psychological capacities: Effects on child-robot perception and relationship formation. ACM Transactions on Human-Robot Interaction (THRI)9(2), 1-22.

van der Schuur, W. A., Baumgartner, S. E., Sumter, S. R., & Valkenburg, P. M. (2020). Exploring the long-term relationship between academic-media multitasking and adolescents’ academic achievement. New Media & Society22(1), 140–158.

van der Wal, A., Fikkers, K. M., & Valkenburg, P. M. (2020). What’s in It for Them? Teens’ Differential Preferences for Types and Contexts of Televised AggressionCommunication Research. doi: 10.1177/0093650219832231

van der Wal, A., Taylor Piotrowski, J., Fikkers, K. M., & Valkenburg, P. M. (2020). More Than Just a Laughing Matter: A coding framework of humor in media entertainment for tweens and teens, Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, 64(3), 478-498. - Download coding manual  | Download instruction manual for scene divisions. 

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