Book Chapters & Technical Reports

  • In Press

    Is educational media an oxymoron?

    Piotrowski, J.T. (in press). Is educational media an oxymoron? To appear in S. Mazzarella & N. Jennings (Eds.), 20 Questions about Youth and Media. New Jersey: Peter Lang.

  • 2017

    Apps and the app gap.

    Broekman, F.L. & Piotrowski, J.T. (2017). Apps and the app gap. To appear in K. Peppler (Ed.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of Out-of-School Learning (pp. 25-33). Sage Publications.

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    Content effects: Educational media for children.

    Piotrowski, J.T. (2017). Content effects: Educational media for children. To appear in P. Roessler (Ed.), The International Encyclopedia of Media Effects. Wiley-Blackwell.

  • 2016

    Psychology, developmental.

    Piotrowski, J.T. & Valkenburg, P.M. (2016). Psychology, developmental. In K.B. Jensen & R. Craig (Eds.), International Encyclopedia of Communication Theory and Philosophy. Wiley-Blackwell. doi: 10.1002/9781118766804

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    The parental media mediation context of young children’s media use.

    Piotrowski, J.T. (2016). The parental media mediation context of young children’s media use. In R. Barr & D.L. Linebarger (Eds.), Media exposure during infancy and early childhood: The effect of content and context on learning and development (pp 205-220). Switzerland: Springer-Blackwell.

  • 2015

    A Cognitive Psychology of Mass Communication, 6th Edition [Book Review].

    Piotrowski, J.T. (2015). A Cognitive Psychology of Mass Communication, 6th Edition [Book Review]. Communications: The European Journal of Communication Research, 40, 137-140. doi: 10.1515/commun-2014-0030

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    Media and child development.

    Piotrowski, J.T., Vossen, H., Valkenburg, P.M. (2015). Media and child development. In J. Wright (Ed.), International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences, 2nd Edition (Volume 15, pp. 1-10), Elsevier Press.

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    An evaluation of the Cinekid AppLab.

    Meester, L. & Piotrowski, J.T. (2015) An evaluation of the Cinekid AppLab. Amsterdam, The Netherlands: The Amsterdam School of Communication Research, University of
    Amsterdam.

  • 2014

    Piotrowski, J.T. (2014). De beste kinder-apps van 2014 (The best children’s apps of 2014). Kennisnet. http://www.kennisnet.nl/uitgelicht/de-beste-kinder-apps-van-2014/

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    Media use and effects in childhood.

    Vossen, H., Piotrowski, J.T., & Valkenburg, P.M. (2014). Media use and effects in childhood. In J. Nussbaum (Ed.), Handbook of Life Span Communication (pp. 93-112). New York: Peter Lang Publishing.

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    10 reasons why we need research literacy, not scare columns.

    Kleeman, D., Revelle, G., & Piotrowski, J.T. (2014, March 11). 10 reasons why we need research literacy, not scare columns. The Huffington Post. http://huff.to/1i4agQu

  • 2012

    Adolescents, race, and media: A commentary on “Media Socialization, Black Media Images, and Black Adolescent Identity”

    Piotrowski, J.T. (2012). Adolescents, race, and media: A commentary on “Media Socialization, Black Media Images, and Black Adolescent Identity”. In D. T. Slaughter-Defoe (Ed.), Race and Child Development (pp. 47-51): Karger Press.

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    How music familiarity impacts appeal and child engagement: Prepared for PBS Kids Sprout.

    Piotrowski, J.T. (2012). How music familiarity impacts appeal and child engagement: Prepared for PBS Kids Sprout. Amsterdam, The Netherlands: The Amsterdam School of Communication Research, University of Amsterdam.

  • 2010

    How American children spend their time.

    Piotrowski, J.T., Lapierre, M.A., Linebarger, D.L. (2010). How American children spend their time. Philadelphia, PA: Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania.

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    Garrity, K.M., Piotrowski, J.T., McMenamin, K., & Linebarger, D.L. (2010). A summative evaluation of The Electric Company. Philadelphia, PA: Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania.

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    A national parent survey: Predicting language and literacy skills from young children’s media environment.

    Garrity, K.M., Linebarger, D.L., Piotrowski, J.T., & Lapierre, M. (2010). A national parent survey: Predicting language and literacy skills from young children’s media environment. Philadelphia, PA: Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania.

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    Background television exposure and executive functioning: Results from a national parent survey.

    Linebarger, D.L., Barr, R.F., Piotrowski, J.T., & Lapierre. (2010). Background television exposure and executive functioning: Results from a national parent survey. Philadelphia, PA: Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania.

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    Results from the Annenberg Philadelphia Healthy Lifestyles Initiative (PHLI) Survey.

    Jordan, A.B., Hennessy, M., Bleakley, A., Piotrowski, J.T., & Kydd, S. (2010). Results from the Annenberg Philadelphia Healthy Lifestyles Initiative (PHLI) Survey. Philadelphia, PA: The Annenberg Public Policy Center, University of Pennsylvania.

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    Measuring the home media environment of young children: Results from a nationally representative sample of American families.

    Lapierre, M.A., Piotrowski, J.T., & Linebarger, D.L. (2010). Measuring the home media environment of young children: Results from a nationally representative sample of American families. Philadelphia, PA: Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania.

  • 2009

    Assessing the impact of Between the Lions and literacy manipulatives on the literacy skills of young children.

    Piotrowski, J.T., Linebarger, D.L., & Jennings, N.A. (2009). Assessing the impact of Between the Lions and literacy manipulatives on the literacy skills of young children. Philadelphia, PA: Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania.

  • 2007

    The impact of TV narratives on the early literacy skills of preschoolers.

    Linebarger, D. L., & Piotrowski, J. T. (2007). The impact of TV narratives on the early literacy skills of preschoolers. Philadelphia, PA: Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania.

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    Literacy promoting strategies embedded in children’s educational television: A content analysis and validation study.

    Linebarger, D. L., & Piotrowski, J. T. (2007). Literacy promoting strategies embedded in children’s educational television: A content analysis and validation study. Philadelphia, PA: Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania.

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    Vocabulary knowledge, conversational language skills, and map knowledge: Can Postcards from Buster help inside the classroom?

    Linebarger, D.L., Piotrowski, J.T., & Vaala, S. (2007). Vocabulary knowledge, conversational language skills, and map knowledge: Can Postcards from Buster help inside the classroom? Philadelphia, PA: Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania.

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    Supplementing television: What enhances or detracts from the power of television to teach – A Ready to Learn Report.

    Linebarger, D.L., Piotrowski, J.T., & Vaala, S. (2007). Supplementing television: What enhances or detracts from the power of television to teach – A Ready to Learn Report. Philadelphia, PA: Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania.

  • 2006

    Formative evaluation of Postcards from Buster: Boston study.

    Linebarger, D.L. & Piotrowski, J.T. (2006). Formative evaluation of Postcards from Buster: Boston study. Philadelphia, PA: Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania.

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    Pinky Dinky Doo: Evaluating the educational impact and appeal of Pinky Dinky Doo on preschool children. A final report to Sesame Workshop.

    Linebarger, D. L., & Piotrowski, J.T. (2006). Pinky Dinky Doo: Evaluating the educational impact and appeal of Pinky Dinky Doo on preschool children. A final report to Sesame Workshop. Philadelphia, PA: Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania.

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    Healthy Minutes: Impact of Iowa public television’s Healthy Minutes interstitials on preschool children.

    Linebarger, D.L. & Piotrowski, J.T. (2006). Healthy Minutes: Impact of Iowa public television’s Healthy Minutes interstitials on preschool children. Philadelphia, PA: Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania.

  • 2006

    Screen Media & Kids [Review of the book Children’s Responses to the Screen: A Media Psychological Approach]

    Taylor, J.L. (2006) Screen Media & Kids [Review of the book Children’s Responses to the Screen: A Media Psychological Approach]. Communication Research Trends, 25(24).

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    “Blocking” the Internet.

    Taylor, J.L. & Turow, J. (2006). “Blocking” the Internet. In J.J. Arnett (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Children, Adolescents, and the Media: Sage Publications.

  • 2005

    Formative evaluation of Bark Park Place: Home visit report.

    Linebarger, D.L. & Taylor, J.L. (2005). Formative evaluation of Bark Park Place: Home visit report. Philadelphia, PA: Annenberg School for Communication.

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    Formative evaluation of Bark Park Place: Usability analysis.

    Linebarger, D.L. & Taylor, J.L. (2005). Formative evaluation of Bark Park Place: Usability analysis. Philadelphia, PA: Annenberg School for Communication.

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    Learning from television? [Review of the book Children’s Learning from Educational Television].

    Taylor, J.L. (2005). Learning from television? [Review of the book Children’s Learning from Educational Television]. Communication Research Trends, 24(4), 26-27.