Strict Regulations on Violent Video Games

by Bloomberg | Bloomberg | July 21, 2008

CMCH Director, Dr. Michael Rich spoke about the N.Y. State video game bill to enforce strict regulations on violent video games. Dr. Rich commented that the current rating system falls short of disclosing the actual content of video games. He encourages lawmakers to make use of social science research on the cognitive effects of […]

Background TV Affects Children’s Play

by Reuters | Reuters | July 15, 2008

New research reveals that background TV can be disruptive for pre-schoolers. The research reveals that having the television on in the background disrupts their attention and ability to concentrate and may harm their development. According to Dr. Marie Evans Schmidt, Staff Scientist at CMCH, daily exposure to background TV and its cumulative effects […]

Lights, Action, Obesity, Advertising?

by Cathleen F. Crowley | TimesUnion | July 12, 2008

The release of Disney’s new animated movie, WALL-E, has highlighted the discussion about the connection between obesity and advertising. The movie portrays humans as fat blobs, making food choices dictated by TV. Could this be a picture of our children’s future? According to Dr. Michael Rich, Director of CMCH, the link between obesity and […]

CMCH Director Advises on the Impact of TV and Movies on Kids

by Janna Oberdorf | Parents Magazine | July 1, 2008

In the July issue of Parents Magazine, Dr. Michael Rich, Director of CMCH, spoke about the impact of TV and movies on kids. Dr Rich offers advice on issues such as the negative effects of watching TV, how much TV and movies kids should watch, and the benefits of educational programming. […]