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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

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
learning
kindergarten
science
genre
education
networking
parents
media technology
facebook
online survey

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

Exploring parent use of early STEM media to inform design for children

Hightower, B., Sheehan, K., Lauricella, A. & Wartella, E. A., Jun 12 2019, Proceedings of the 18th ACM International Conference on Interaction Design and Children, IDC 2019. Association for Computing Machinery, Inc, p. 102-108 7 p. (Proceedings of the 18th ACM International Conference on Interaction Design and Children, IDC 2019).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

2 Citations (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

"Hey Google, do unicorns exist?": Conversational agents as a path to answers to children's questions

Lovato, S. B., Piper, A. M. & Wartella, E. A., Jun 12 2019, Proceedings of the 18th ACM International Conference on Interaction Design and Children, IDC 2019. Association for Computing Machinery, Inc, p. 301-313 13 p. (Proceedings of the 18th ACM International Conference on Interaction Design and Children, IDC 2019).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Internet
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