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Newsletter Archive

Five Ways to Give Yourself More Time to Think!

Ten Ways to Foster That Aha! Experience

How to Choose Between Pixels and Paper

Promoting Focus in a Multitasking World

Mindus Interruptus: Distractions Are Costlier Than You Think! 

It’s Probably Not Alzheimer’s: Maximize Your Memory

How to Think Big Even When You Can’t Turn Off Your Alerts

Productive Relaxation: These Breaks Will Make You Smarter


Brain Exercises

The Stroop Test

Multitasking Exercise



This is Your Mind on Media: Staying Sane in a Crazy Culture

Preserving Productivity Under Information Overload


Children and Media

Long-Term Memories of Frightening Media Often Include Lingering Trauma Symptoms

The Psychological Effects of Media Violence on Children and Adolescents


Public Debates About Media

Whose Freedom of Speech Is It Anyway?

Comments of Joanne Cantor, Ph. D. in Response to FCC Notice of Inquiry in the Matter of Violent Television Programming and Its Impact on Children

Statement of Joanne Cantor, Ph.D. before the United States House Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet, and Intellectual Property

Media Ratings for Violence and Sex: Implications for Policymakers and Parents

What Parents Want in a Television Rating System: Results of a National Survey

Book Review by Joanne Cantor, Ph. D.
Media Violence and Its Effect on Aggression: Assessing the Scientific Evidence

Review of Grand Theft Childhood


Parenting Issues

Television Tips for Parents of Young Children

Reasoning That Comforts Older Frightened Children

A Guide to the Most Commonly Used Rating Systems in the United States

Model Letter Complaining About Video Exposure in Schools