Presentations and Technical Reports

Putnam, M., Aguiar, N., Calvert, S. (2017, Oct.). Measuring Yong Children’s Parasocial Relationships with a Popular Character presented at the Cognitive Developmental Society Pre-Conference on Digital Media & Cognitive Development, Portland, OR.

Horowitz, J., Charania, S., Aguiar, N., Calvert, S. (2017, May). Do Embodied Food Characters Make Children from Lower-SES Homes “Happy©”? presented at the Association for Psychological Science, Boston, MA.

Aguiar, N., Richards, M., Bond, B., Brunick, K., Calvert, S. (2017, May). Measuring Young Children’s Parasocial Relationships: The Stability of Parent Report Measures presented at the Association for Psychological Science, Boston, MA.

Putnam, M., M., Cotto, C.E., Calvert, S.L. (2017, May).Character Awareness in Advergames Influences Children’s Snack Choices and Consumption Patterns Poster presented at the Association for Psychological Science, Boston, MA.

Putnam, M.M., Brunick, K.L., Richards, E.M., Wright, C., & Calvert, S.L. (Apr 2017). Should Apps Be served with a Side of Media Characters?: The Influence of Character-Based Apps on Children’s Nutritional Knowledge. Poster presented at the Society for Research in Child Development. Austin, TX.

Calvert, S.L., Brunick, K.L., Putnam M.M., DeZamaroczy, Z., McCaffery, B., Nadeo, M., & Barbara, E. (Apr 2017). Children’s Engagement with an Intelligent Game for Learning Early Math Skills. Poster presented at the Society for Research in Child Development. Austin, TX.

Calvert, S.L., Brunick, K.L., Putnam, M.M., Mah, E., Richards, M.N., Horowitz, J., Richmond, E., Chancellor, S., & Barba, E. (Oct 2016).  Creating an Intelligent Character to Teach Early Math Skills. Paper presented at the Society for Research in Child Development Special Topic Meeting on Technology and Media in Children’s Development. Irvine, CA.

Putnam, M.M., Brunick, K.L., Calvert, S.L. (Oct 2016). Young Children’s Understanding of Food and Beverage Healthiness: Effects of a Character-Based Advergame. Paper presented at the Society for Research in Child Development Special Topic Meeting: Technology and Media in Children’s Development. Irvine, CA.

Horowitz, J., Charania, S., Brunick, K. L., Calvert, S.L. (Oct 2016). The Unhidden Persuaders in Children’s Knowledge and Preference for Foods and Beverages. Poster presented at the Society for Research in Child Development Special Topic Meeting: Technology and Media in Children’s Development. Irvine, CA.

Peebles, A. Mares, M.L., Calvert, S.L. (Oct 2016). Retrospective Reports of Parasocial Relationships with Media Figures in childhood and Adolescence. Presentation at the Society for Research in Child Development Special Topic Meeting: Technology and Media in Children’s Development. Irvine, CA.

Brunick, K.L., Putnam, M.M., Richards, M., Calvert, S.L. (Oct 2016). Children’s Future Parasocial Relationships with Media Characters: The Age of Intelligent Agents. Presentation at the Society for Research in Child Development Special Topic Meeting: Technology and Media in Children’s Development. Irvine, CA.

Putnam, M.M., Brunick, K.L., & Calvert, S.L. (Mar 2016). Character-based app influences on preschoolers’ knowledge of food and beverage healthiness.  Presentation at Eastern Psychological Association Annual Meeting.  New York City, NY.

Brunick, K.L. & Calvert, S.L. (Mar 2016). Color analysis of media characters and children’s changing parasocial relationships. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association. New York City, NY.

Putnam, M.M., Cotto, C.E., & Calvert, S.L. (Oct 2015). Character-based advergame influences on young children’s snack choices and consumption patterns. Poster presented at Digital Media and Developing Minds Colloquium, Arthur M. Sackler Colloquia of the National Academy of Sciences. Irvine, CA.

Brunick, K.L., Calvert, S.L., & Richards, M.M. (Oct 2015). Children’s parasocial breakups with media characters. Poster presented at Digital Media and Developing Minds Colloquium, Arthur M. Sackler Colloquia of the National Academy of Sciences. Irvine, CA.

Calvert, S.L. & Richards, M.N. (2015). Parent versus child report of young children’s parasocial relationships. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Society, New York City, NY.

Richards, M.N. & Calvert, S.L. (2015). Young logicians: Toddlers’ judgments of media character source credibility on touchscreens. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Society, New York City, NY.

Brunick, K.L., Calvert, S.L., & Richards, M.N. (2015). Children’s parasocial breakups with formerly-favorite media characters. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Society, New York City, NY.

Sharkey, C.M. & Calvert, S.L. (2015). Go! Slow! Woah!: Changing nutritional guidelines and character branding on food products. Poster presented at the Society for Research on Child Development Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.

Richards, M.N. & Calvert, S.L. (2014). Measuring young children’s parasocial relationships with media characters. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington, D.C.

Networked Participation Workshop (November 2011). Presentation to the Joan Ganz Cooney & Cisco. New York, NY.

Educational Media (June 2011). Invited presentation to the Macedonian delegation at the United States Department of State. Washington, D.C.

Digital Media and Children’s Creativity (June 2011). Invited talk presented at the Digital Childhoods Programme, Scottish Universities Insight Institute.University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland.

Children’s Digital Media Center: The Role of Interactivity and Identity in Children’s Learning (September 2001). Invited Address for Association for German Speaking Developmental Psychologists, Potsdam, Germany. 

Children’s Learning from Entertaining Digital Media (March 2002). Keynote Address to the Southwestern Society for Research in Child Development, Austin, TX.

Entertaining Digital Media and Children’s Learning (March 2002). Presentation at the Consortium for School Networking, Washington DC.