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Ellen Wartella researches the effects of media on children and adolescents, and the impact of food marketing in the childhood obesity crisis.

Education/Academic qualification

Mass Communication, PhD, University of Minnesota

Mass Communication, MA, University of Minnesota

Communication, BA, University of Pittsburgh

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Grants 2010 2019

learning
kindergarten
science
genre
education
health
Qatar
adolescent
health information
public health

The Common Sense Census: Family Media and Technology Use

Lauricella, A. R. & Wartella, E. A.

Common Sense Media

1/21/166/30/17

Project: Research project

census
parents
computer game
social media
music

Research Output 1973 2019

Crowd pleasers: media characters in food company websites and apps for children

Hurwitz, L. B., Montague, H., Lauricella, A. R., Alvarez, A. L., Pietrantonio, F., Ford, M. L. & Wartella, E. A., Apr 15 2019, In : Young Consumers. 20, 1, p. 44-58 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

website
food
gender
marketing
ethnicity
1 Citation (Scopus)

Haptic explorers: Supporting science journaling through mobile haptic feedback displays

Hightower, B., Lovato, S., Davison, J., Wartella, E. A. & Piper, A. M., Feb 1 2019, In : International Journal of Human Computer Studies. 122, p. 103-112 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Display devices
Feedback
Mobile devices
science
Concretes
2 Citations (Scopus)

Learning to code via tablet applications: An evaluation of Daisy the Dinosaur and Kodable as learning tools for young children

Pila, S., Aladé, F., Sheehan, K. J., Lauricella, A. R. & Wartella, E. A., Jan 1 2019, In : Computers and Education. 128, p. 52-62 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Application programs
coding
evaluation
learning
appeal

Parent-child interaction and children's learning from a coding application

Sheehan, K. J., Pila, S., Lauricella, A. R. & Wartella, E. A., Oct 1 2019, In : Computers and Education. 140, 103601.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

coding
parents
Engineering technology
interaction
learning
multimedia
Lenses
parents
literacy
video