Peer Reviewed Presentations

  • 2017

    Plugged in: How media attract and affect youth.

    Piotrowski, J.T. (2017, July). Plugged in: How media attract and affect youth. Book presented at the Children’s Media Conference (CMC), Sheffield, United Kingdom.

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    Contextualizing parental needs for children's apps: The role of dispositional, developmental, and social context variables.

    Piotrowski, J.T. & Broekman, F. (2017, May). Contextualizing parental needs for children’s apps: The role of dispositional, developmental, and social context variables. In M. Lapierre (Chair) ‘It’s Hard Out There for a Parent: Negotiating the Child’s Media Landscape’. Paper symposium at the meeting of the International Communication Association (ICA), San Diego, USA.

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    Which came first? Assessing transactional relationships between children’s violent media use and ADHD-related behaviors.

    Beyens, I., Piotrowski, J.T., & Valkenburg, P.M. (2017, May). Which came first? Assessing transactional relationships between children’s violent media use and ADHD-related behaviors. Paper presented at the meeting of the International Communication Association (ICA), San Diego, USA. (Awarded Top Paper)

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    Screen media use and ADHD-related behaviors in children and adolescents: Four decades of research.

    Beyens, I., Piotrowski, J.T., & Valkenburg, P.M. (2017, May). Screen media use and ADHD-related behaviors in children and adolescents: Four decades of research. Paper presented at the meeting of the International Communication Association (ICA), San Diego, USA.

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    App features that fulfill parents’ needs in apps for children.

    Broekman, F.L., Piotrowski, J.T., Beentjes, J.W.J. & Valkenburg, P.M. (2017, May). App features that fulfill parents’ needs in apps for children. Paper presented at the meeting of the International Communication Association (ICA), San Diego, USA.

  • 2016

    Beyond the lab: Investigating early adolescents’ cognitive, emotional, and arousal responses to violent games.

    Fikkers, K.M., Piotrowski, J.T., & Valkenburg, P.M. (2016, June). Beyond the lab: Investigating early adolescents’ cognitive, emotional, and arousal responses to violent games. Paper presented at the meeting of the International Communication Association (ICA), Fukuoka, Japan.

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    A matter of style? The differential effects of parental mediation on early adolescents’ media violence exposure and aggression.

    Fikkers, K.M., Piotrowski, J.T., & Valkenburg, P.M. (2016, June). A matter of style? The differential effects of parental mediation on early adolescents’ media violence exposure and aggression. Paper presented at the meeting of the International Communication Association (ICA), Fukuoka, Japan.

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    A parental perspective on apps for young children.

    Broekman, F.L., Piotrowski, J.T., Beentjes, J.W.J. & Valkenburg, P.M. (2016, June). A parental perspective on apps for young children. Paper presented at the meeting of the International Communication Association (ICA), Fukuoka, Japan.

  • 2015

    The opportunities of creative apps in middle childhood.

    Piotrowski, J.T. & Meester, L. (2015). The opportunities of creative apps in middle childhood. In S.Vaala (Chair), Content, Context, and Consequences of “Educational” Apps in the Lives of Children. Paper symposium conducted at the meeting of the International Communication Association, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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    Assessing the longitudinal relationship between Peruvian children’s TV exposure and unhealthy food consumption.

    Busse, P. & Piotrowski, J.T. (2015). Assessing the longitudinal relationship between Peruvian children’s TV exposure and unhealthy food consumption. Paper presented at the meeting of the International Communication Association, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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    The longitudinal relationship between media violence and empathy: Was it sympathy all along?

    Vossen, H.G.M., Piotrowski, J.T. , & Valkenburg, P.M. (2015). The longitudinal relationship between media violence and empathy: Was it sympathy all along? Paper presented at the meeting of the International Communication Association, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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    The role of perceived norms in the relationship between media violence exposure and adolescents’ aggression.

    Fikkers, K.M., Piotrowski, J.T., Lugtig, P., & Valkenburg, P.M. (2015). The role of perceived norms in the relationship between media violence exposure and adolescents’ aggression. Paper presented at the meeting of the International Communication Association, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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    Media violence and adolescents’ ADHD-related behaviors: The role of parental mediation.

    Nikkelen, S., Vossen, H.G.M., Piotrowski, J.T., & Valkenburg, P.M. (2015). Media violence and adolescents’ ADHD-related behaviors: The role of parental mediation. Paper presented at the meeting of the International Communication Association, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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    The association of educational media and parent mediation on preschoolers’ language development.

    Diamessis, A. T. & Piotrowski, J.T. (2015). The association of educational media and parent mediation on preschoolers’ language development. Paper presented at the 6th International Conference on Literacy, Crete, Greece.

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    Media violence and adolescents’ ADHD-related behaviors: The role of parental mediation.

    Nikkelen, S., Vossen, H.G.M., Piotrowski, J.T., & Valkenburg, P.M. (2015). Media violence and adolescents’ ADHD-related behaviors: The role of parental mediation. Paper presented at the Etmaal 2015 Conference on Communication Science. Antwerp, Belgium.

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    The role of perceived norms in the relationship between media violence exposure and adolescents’ aggression.

    Fikkers, K.M., Piotrowski, J.T., Lugtig, P., & Valkenburg, P.M. (2015). The role of perceived norms in the relationship between media violence exposure and adolescents’ aggression. Paper presented at the Etmaal 2015 Conference on Communication Science. Antwerp, Belgium.

  • 2014

    Participatory cues and program familiarity predict young children’s learning from educational television.

    Piotrowski, J.T. (2014). Participatory cues and program familiarity predict young children’s learning from educational television. Paper presented at the meeting of the International Communication Association, Seattle, WA, USA.

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    Validity and reliability of media violence exposure measures.

    Fikkers, K.M., Piotrowski, J.T., & Valkenburg, P.M. (2014). Validity and reliability of media violence exposure measures. Paper presented at the meeting of the International Communication Association, Seattle, WA, USA.

  • 2013

    Measuring epistemic curiosity in young children.

    Piotrowski, J.T., Litman, J.A., & Valkenburg, P. (2013). Measuring epistemic curiosity in young children. In A. Strobel (Chair) Epistemic curiosity and need for cognition assessment and correlates. Paper symposium conducted at the 2013 meeting of the International Society of the Study of Individual Differences, Barcelona, Spain.

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    Identifying household television practices to reduce children’s television time.

    Piotrowski, J.T., Jordan, A.B., Bleakley, A., & Hennessy, M. (2013). Identifying household television practices to reduce children’s television time. Paper presented at the meeting of the International Communication Association, London, England.

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    Development and validation of the adolescent measure of empathy and sympathy (AMES).

    Vossen, H.G.M., Piotrowski, J.T., Valkenburg, P.M. (2013). Development and validation of the adolescent measure of empathy and sympathy (AMES). Paper presented at the meeting of the International Communication Association, London, England.

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    Developing and validating the perceived parental media mediation scale: A self-determination perspective.

    Valkenburg, P.M., Piotrowski, J.T., Hermanns, J., de Leeuw, R. (2013). Developing and validating the perceived parental media mediation scale: A self-determination perspective. Paper to be presented at the meeting of the International Communication Association, London, England.

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    How Family Conflict Moderates the Relationship between Media Violence and Adolescents’ Aggression.

    Fikkers, K.M., Piotrowski, J.T., Weeda, W., Vossen, H.G.M., & Valkenburg, P.M. (2013). How Family Conflict Moderates the Relationship between Media Violence and Adolescents’ Aggression. Paper presented at the meeting of the International Communication Association, London, England.

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    Double dose: The joint effect of media violence and family conflict on adolescents’ aggression.

    Fikkers, K.M., Piotrowski, J.T., Weeda, W., Vossen, H.G.M., & Valkenburg, P.M. (2013). Double dose: The joint effect of media violence and family conflict on adolescents’ aggression. Paper presented at the George Gerbner Conference on Communication, Conflict, and Aggression, Budapest, Hungary.

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    Development and validation of the adolescent measure of empathy and sympathy (AMES).

    Vossen, H.G.M., Piotrowski, J.T., & Valkenburg, P.M. (2013). Development and validation of the adolescent measure of empathy and sympathy (AMES). Paper presented at the Etmaal 2013 on Communication Science. Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

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    Double dose: How violent media exposure and family conflict interact to predict adolescents’ aggression.

    Fikkers, K.M., Piotrowski, J.T., Weeda, W., Vossen, H.G.M., & Valkenburg, P.M. (2013). Double dose: How violent media exposure and family conflict interact to predict adolescents’ aggression. Paper presented at the Etmaal 2013 Conference on Communication Science. Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

  • 2012

    How reduced narrative processing demands impact preschoolers’ comprehension of educational television.

    Piotrowski, J.T. (2012, June). How reduced narrative processing demands impact preschoolers’ comprehension of educational television. Paper presented at the StoryNet workshop Narratives and Entertainment. Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

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    How reduced narrative processing demands impact preschoolers’ comprehension of educational television.

    Piotrowski, J.T. (2012, May). How reduced narrative processing demands impact preschoolers’ comprehension of educational television. Paper presented at the meeting of the International Communication Association, Phoenix, AZ. (Awarded Top Paper)

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    Background television in homes with young children.

    Lapierre, M.A., Piotrowski, J.T., & Linebarger, D.L. (2012, May). Background television in homes with young children. Paper presented at the meeting of the International Communication Association, Phoenix, AZ. (Awarded Top Paper)

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    Relations among early television exposure, parental supervision during that exposure, and temperament.

    Linebarger, D.L., Barr, R., Lapierre, M.A., Piotrowski, J.T., & Finch, J. (2012, June). Relations among early television exposure, parental supervision during that exposure, and temperament. Poster presented at the meeting of the International Conference on Infant Studies, Minneapolis, MN.

  • 2011

    Association between parenting style and children’s media use.

    Piotrowski, J.T., Lapierre, M.A., & Linebarger, D.L. (2011, November). Association between parenting style and children’s media use. In N. Jennings (Chair), Parenting, caregiving, and Media: Young children and their media environment. Paper symposium conducted at the meeting of the National Communication Association, New Orleans, LA.

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    Parenting and media use: Where do American parents turn for media advice?

    Lapierre, M.A., Piotrowski, J.T., & Linebarger, D.L. (2011, November). Parenting and media use: Where do American parents turn for media advice? In N. Jennings (Chair), Parenting, caregiving, and Media: Young children and their media environment. Paper symposium conducted at the meeting of the National Communication Association, New Orleans, LA.

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    The influence of the home literacy environment on children’s language and literacy skills.

    Garrity, K., Piotrowski, J.T., Lapierre, M.A., & Linebarger, D.L. (2011, November). The influence of the home literacy environment on children’s language and literacy skills. Paper presented at the meeting of the National Communication Association, New Orleans, LA.

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    Demographic differences in the relationship between parents’ television reduction behaviors and children’s viewing time.

    Piotrowski, J.T., Bleakley, A., Hennessy, M., Kydd, S., & Jordan, A.B. (2011, October). Demographic differences in the relationship between parents’ television reduction behaviors and children’s viewing time. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Public Health Association, Washington, D.C.

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    Developing media interventions to reduce household sugar-sweetened beverage consumption.

    Jordan, A.B., Hennessy, M., Piotrowski, J.T.*, Bleakley, A., Kydd, S., Mallya, G., Solomon, S.R., & Winkler, R. (2011, October). Developing media interventions to reduce household sugar-sweetened beverage consumption. Poster presented at the annual meeting of The Obesity Society, Orlando, FL. (*Presenting author).

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    How American children spend their time: Media and other activities.

    Piotrowski, J.T., Lapierre, M.A., Linebarger, D.L. (2011, May). How American children spend their time: Media and other activities. Paper presented at the meeting of the International Communication Association, Boston, MA.

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    Doctor’s orders: Assessing the relationship between pediatricians’ media guidance and children’s media use in American families.

    Lapierre, M.A., Piotrowski, J.T., & Linebarger, D.L. (2011, April). Doctor’s orders: Assessing the relationship between pediatricians’ media guidance and children’s media use in American families. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Montreal, QC Canada.

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    Predicting executive function skills from background television exposure.

    Linebarger, D.L., Barr, R.F., Lapierre, M.A., & Piotrowski, J.T. (2011, April). Predicting executive function skills from background television exposure. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Montreal, QC Canada.

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    Extending the lessons of educational television with young children.

    Piotrowski, J.T., Jennings, N., & Linebarger, D.L. (2011, March). Extending the lessons of educational television with young children. In S.M. Fisch (Chair), New directions in children’s learning from media: Learning from multiple media platforms. Symposium conducted at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Montreal, QC Canada.

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    nvestigating correlates of self-regulation in early childhood with a nationally representative sample of U.S. Families.

    Lapierre, M.A., Piotrowski, J.T., & Linebarger, D.L. (2011, March). Investigating correlates of self-regulation in early childhood with a nationally representative sample of U.S. Families. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Montreal, QC Canada.

  • 2010

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

    Lapierre, M.L., Piotrowski, J.T., & Linebarger, D.L. (2010, November). Measuring the home media environment of young children: Results from a nationally representative sample of American families. Paper presented at the meeting of the National Communication Association, San Francisco, CA.

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    The implications of background television exposure.

    Linebarger, D.L., Lapierre, M.A., & Piotrowski, J.T. (2010, April). The implications of background television exposure. In J.T. Piotrowski (Chair), A window into children’s media use: Results from a national parent survey. Symposium conducted at the Conference on Human Development, New York City, NY.

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    How young children spend their time.

    Piotrowski, J.T., Lapierre, M.A., & Linebarger, D.L. (2010, April). How young children spend their time. In J.T. Piotrowski (Chair), A window into children’s media use: Results from a national parent survey. Symposium conducted at the Conference on Human Development, New York City, NY.

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    nderstanding the home media environment: Results from the Annenberg survey of children, media, and parenting practices.

    Lapierre, M.A., Piotrowski, J.T., & Linebarger, D.L. (2010, April). Understanding the home media environment: Results from the Annenberg survey of children, media, and parenting practices. In J.T. Piotrowski (Chair), A window into children’s media use: Results from a national parent survey. Symposium conducted at the Conference on Human Development, New York City, NY.

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    The influence of the home literacy environment on children’s language and literacy skills.

    Garrity, K., Linebarger, D.L., Piotrowski, J.T., & Lapierre, M. (2010, April). The influence of the home literacy environment on children’s language and literacy skills. Paper presented at the Conference on Human Development, New York City, NY.

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    The implications of repeated exposure to background television on young children’s executive functioning skills: Results from a national parent survey.

    Linebarger, D.L., Lapierre, M.A., Vaala, S., Piotrowski, J.T., Barr, R. (2010, March). The implications of repeated exposure to background television on young children’s executive functioning skills: Results from a national parent survey. In R. Barr (Chair), Learning from media during childhood. Symposium conducted at the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, New York City, NY.

  • 2009

    he relationship between media use and the language & literacy skills of young children: Results from a national parent survey.

    Linebarger, D.L., Piotrowski, J.T., & Lapierre, M. (2009, November). The relationship between media use and the language & literacy skills of young children: Results from a national parent survey. In M. Robb (chair), Young children’s patterns of media use and related outcomes as a function of economic and minority status. Paper symposium presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, Washington, DC.

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    Can Postcards from Buster help inside the ELL classroom? An examination of receptive and productive vocabulary acquisition.

    Piotrowski, J.T., Vaala, S., & Linebarger, D.L. (2009, April). Can Postcards from Buster help inside the ELL classroom? An examination of receptive and productive vocabulary acquisition. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Denver, CO.

  • 2008

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

    Piotrowski, J.T. & Linebarger, D.L. (2008, May). The impact of television narratives on the early literacy skills of preschoolers. Paper presented at the meeting of the International Communication Association, Montreal, CA.

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    Addiction and eyes on screen: How smokers process smoking-related PSAs.

    Sanders-Jackson, A., Cappella, J.N., Linebarger, D.L., Piotrowski, J.T., O’Keeffe, M., Strasser, A., & Lerman, C. (2008, May). Addiction and eyes on screen: How smokers process smoking-related PSAs. Paper presented at the meeting of the International Communication Association, Montreal, CA.

  • 2007

    Exploring individual eye movement patterns when viewing smoking cessation PSAs.

    Piotrowski, J.T. & Linebarger, D.L. (2007, November). Exploring individual eye movement patterns when viewing smoking cessation PSAs. Paper presented at the meeting of the National Communication Association, Chicago, IL.

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    Measuring narrative in children’s television programming.

    Piotrowski, J.T. (2007, May). Measuring narrative in children’s television programming. Paper presented at the workshop Exploring Media Narratives: New Concepts & Methods, Erfurt, Germany.

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    Evaluating interactive media within the context of learning.

    Piotrowski, J.T. & Linebarger, D.L. (2007, March). Evaluating interactive media within the context of learning. Poster session presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Boston, MA.

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    Evaluating the educational potential of health interstitials with preschoolers.

    Linebarger, D.L. & Piotrowski, J.T. (2007, March). Evaluating the educational potential of health interstitials with preschoolers. Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Boston, MA.

  • 2006

    The time-crunched family and preschool television: Is 24-hour television the answer?

    Piotrowski, J.T. (2006, November). The time-crunched family and preschool television: Is 24-hour television the answer? Paper presented at the meeting of the National Communication Association, Student Division, San Antonio, TX. (Awarded Top Paper)

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    Repeated viewings of Dora the Explorer and its influence on young children’s learning.

    Taylor, J.L. (2006, May). Repeated viewings of Dora the Explorer and its influence on young children’s learning. Paper presented at the meeting of the Eastern Communication Association, Applied Communication Division, Philadelphia, PA. (Awarded Top Paper)