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Stories from Sarah Coyne:

Batman Boy

A new BYU study found children who frequently engage with superhero culture are more likely to be physically and relationally aggressive one year later and not more likely to be defenders of kids being picked on by bullies.

Young Girl Playing Princess

Gendered behavior can become problematic if girls avoid important learning experiences. BYU professor Sarah M. Coyne looks at how Disney Princesses play a role.

While it’s been long established that watching violent scenes increases aggression levels, a new study in the medical journal Pediatrics suggests that profanity in the media may have a similar effect. Pediatrics is the top-ranked journal in its field and among the top 2 percent most-cited scientific and medical journals in the world.

Dads who still haven’t given up video games now have some justification to keep on playing – if they have a daughter.