In light of the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, we update our review of studies relating to earlier games and their local and national economic impacts.
2015 research brief exploring anti-Olympics activism in its many forms and its affects on host cities by Jules Boykoff, Pacific University, Oregon and the Scholars Strategy Network.
2015 study from Stetson University published in Journal of Communications that explores violence in movies and video games and rates of societal violence over the same period.
2012 study from Dartmouth College published in Psychological Science on sexual content in movies and adolescent sexual behavior.
2012 study on college player performance in the NCAA tournament and relationship with NBA success.
2012 study in the Journal of Media Economics on evidence that Hollywood's production of films is increasingly catering to foreign audiences.
2012 study in the journal Pediatrics on the amount of background television that infants and young children are exposed to as well as related demographic factors.
2011 study from the University of San Francisco in the Journal of Sports Economics on the effects of lowever-level baseball teams on community per-capita incomes.
2011 study in Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts on pop music lyrical trends and wider psychological changes.
2010 study in Journal of Neurotrauma on effects of head impacts for a high school football team during one season.