Welcome to the Kids and Popular Culture section of the AACAP website! This section is hosted by AACAP's Television and Media Committee and is devoted to exploring the impact of popular culture on today's children and adolescents. The following articles, reviews, and editorials represent a unique perspective on popular culture that is informed by expertise in normal behavioral and emotional development, as well as expertise in the ways that development can sometimes go wrong.

TV Reviews
Lifting a Veil on Therapy-A TV Review of In Treatment
April 27, 2009

Justice League
July 25, 2005

Teen Titans
July 25, 2005

Video Game Reviews
Alice Madness Returns
September 14, 2011

Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe
November 20, 2008

Fallout 3
November 19, 2008

Movie Reviews
Premium Rush
August 27, 2012

August 24, 2012

The Avengers
May 7, 2012

April 26, 2012

X-Men: First Class
June 7, 2011

 Toy Story 3
August 16, 2010

Toy Story 3
June 28, 2010

How to Train Your Dragon
May 17, 2010

Alice in Wonderland
March 8, 2010

The Lightning Thief
March 1, 2010

October 12, 2009

City of Ember
October 15, 2008

Batman: A Movie Review by a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
July 22, 2008

Wall-E: Junk with Heart, but Very Dark
June 30, 2008

Juno - Who Loves ya, baby?
May 30, 2008

Horton II - Where he hears a Who
Mar 17, 2008

Happy Feet
Nov 22, 2006

X-Men - The Last Stand
Jun 1, 2006

Chicken Little
November 17, 2005

Wallace and Gromit--Curse of the Were Rabbit
November 17, 2005

The Incredibles
August 3, 2005

Herbie: Fully Loaded
July 25, 2005

Batman Begins: Psychic Trauma and Toxic Drugs
June 21, 2005

Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith
May 26, 2005

Book Reviews
13 Reasons Why
September 14, 2011

Harry Potter
November 16, 2005

TV-B-Gone: The Next Chapter in the Battle Over our Children's Brains
August 9, 2006

Healthy Media for Children

Tips for Parents Regarding Harry Potter
Jul 20, 2007

The Television and Media Committee of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry will post reviews of children's media (films, books, TV shows, videos, video games, Internet sites) by all members of the Academy on AACAP's web site. The brief reviews should be informative in helping parents and other caregivers make media decisions. The Committee will also consider articles on topics related to popular culture and children. All pieces should be sent to Mike Brody, M.D. for review at mikebro@erols.com.