Latest Christy Buchanan Stories

2011-02-04 14:09:00

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Feb. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As families get ready to watch the Super Bowl this weekend, what else will they see besides touchdowns and field goals? Ads promoting alcohol and other products geared toward an older audience. Christy Buchanan, professor of psychology at Wake Forest University and an expert on parent-child relationships, says parents shouldn't squirm on the couch until each round of beer ads is over, but should take action. They can turn...

2009-10-21 08:50:00

Negative expectations might produce negative behaviors Drinking. Drugs. Caving into peer pressure. When parents expect their teenagers to conform to negative stereotypes, those teens are in fact more likely to do so, according to new research by Professor of Psychology Christy Buchanan. "Parents who believe they are simply being realistic might actually contribute to a self-fulfilling prophecy," says Buchanan, who studies adolescent development and behavior. "Negative expectations on the part...

2009-09-08 00:43:26

More than 65 percent of U.S. children ages 7-11 watch the NFL on TV, with lots of ads involving alcohol, erectile-dysfunction, sex and violence, a study found. Christy Buchanan, an expert on parent-child relationships and a professor of psychology at Wake Forest University, says a recent study by the non-profit group Common Sense Media reviewed nearly 60 games that included nearly 6,000 commercials and found: -- 300 of the ads were for alcohol. -- 40 percent of the games included ads for...

2009-09-04 14:45:00

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Sept. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On September 10, the NFL kicks off its season, and about 5.3 million children ages 2 to 17 will be watching football with their parents this fall. Pro football is by far the most popular sport among kids; 65.7% of kids ages 7-11 say they watch pro football on television. But what are your children watching besides football? Advertisements promoting alcohol and sexual-enhancement drugs. These ads have increased significantly during...

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