Yalda T. Uhls

Yalda T. Uhls PhD is an award winning child psychological researcher and an expert in how media affects children. Her book, Media Moms & Digital Dads, distills peer-reviewed academic research focused on the impact of technology on children, breaking down these complex issues in a friendly, accessible fashion. Yalda also works with Common Sense Media, the national non-profit, on their entertainment outreach. Dr. Uhls’ research with UCLA focuses on how older and newer media affects the social behavior of preadolescents. In her former career, she was a movie executive at MGM and Sony. She is a mom of two digital teens (a boy and a girl). Visit yaldatuhls.com to learn more about her work.

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