Mass Media

Just telling and selling: current limitations in the use of digital media in public health: a scoping review.

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Dec 08, 2014

OBJECTIVE: To undertake a scoping review and to map research in the area of digital media use in public health.

STUDY DESIGN: Scoping review.

Exposure to pro-smoking media in college students: does type of media channel differentially contribute to smoking risk?

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May 02, 2013

BACKGROUND: There are almost no data on whether the different channels through which pro-smoking media appear (i.e., point-of-sale advertising, movie smoking) differently influence smoking.

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Friends moderate the effects of pro-smoking media on college students' intentions to smoke.

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Mar 19, 2013

Exposure to prosmoking media (e.g., smoking in movies, advertising in magazines) contributes to smoking in young people. However, the extent to which the impact of exposure depends on the social context in which those exposures occur has not been investigated.

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Should anti-tobacco media messages be culturally targeted for Indigenous populations? A systematic review and narrative synthesis.

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Jun 13, 2013

OBJECTIVE: To summarise published empirical research on culturally targeted anti-tobacco media messages for Indigenous or First Nations people and examine the evidence for the effectiveness of targeted and non-targeted campaigns.

Contextualising sexual harassment of adolescent girls in Bangladesh.

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May 20, 2013

Violence against women is a social mechanism confirming women's subordination in many societies. Sexual violence and harassment have various negative psychological impacts on girls, including a persistent feeling of insecurity and loss of self-esteem.

Low prior + frightening implications = inflammatory epidemiology?

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Jun 18, 2008

It is often difficult for the media and the public to appreciate the role of flawed but contributory epidemiologic research.

An ecological momentary assessment of comparison target as a moderator of the effects of appearance-focused social comparisons.

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Aug 01, 2008

This research examined whether comparison target moderates the effects of naturally occurring appearance-focused social comparisons on women's affect, appearance esteem, and dieting thoughts.

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