Many popular television shows -- even those in the so-called "family" time slot of
Positive effects[ edit ] Social surrogacy hypothesis[ edit ] Current research is discovering that individuals suffering from social isolation can employ television to create what is termed a parasocial or faux relationship with characters from their favorite television shows and movies as a way of deflecting feelings of loneliness and social deprivation.
Jaye Derrick and Shira Gabriel of the University of Buffalo, and Kurt Hugenberg of Miami University found that when an individual is not able to participate in interactions with real people, they are less likely to indicate feelings of loneliness when watching their favorite TV show.
This benefit is considered a positive consequence of watching television, as it can counteract the psychological damage that is caused by isolation from social relationships.
Educational television Several studies have found that educational television has many advantages. The Media Awareness Network  explains in its article "The Good Things about Television"  that television can be a very powerful and effective learning tool for children if used wisely.
The article states that television can help young people discover where they fit into society, develop closer relationships with peers and family, and teach them to understand complex social aspects of communication.
Similarly, while those exposed to negative role models suffered, those exposed to positive models behaved better. Minow spoke of the "vast wasteland" that was the television programming of the day in his speech.
Complaints about the social influence of television have been heard from the U. Milton Shulmanwriting about television in the s, wrote that "TV cartoons showed cows without udders and not even a pause was pregnant," and noted that on-air vulgarity was highly frowned upon.
Shulman suggested that, even by the s, television was shaping the ideas of propriety and appropriateness in the countries the medium blanketed. He asserted that, as a particularly "pervasive and ubiquitous" medium, television could create a comfortable familiarity with and acceptance of language and behavior once deemed socially unacceptable.
Television, as well as influencing its viewers, evoked an imitative response from other competing media as they struggle to keep pace and retain viewer- or readership. The research was conducted with 30, people during the period between and This contrasted with a previous study, which indicated that watching TV was the happiest time of the day for some people.
Based on his study, Robinson commented that the pleasurable effects of television may be likened to an addictive activity, producing "momentary pleasure but long-term misery and regret. Some scientists believe that release of high amounts of dopamine reduces the amount of the neurotransmitter available for control of movement, perception of pain and pleasure and formation of feelings.
These effects include obesity, language delays, and learning disabilities. Physical inactivity while viewing TV reduces necessary exercise and leads to over-eating.
Children learn language best from live interaction with parents or other individuals.
Children should watch a maximum of 2 hours daily if any television. The mouth grows slack and the lips hang open; the eyes take on a hypnotized or doped look; the nose runs rather more than usual; the backbone turns to water and the fingers slowly and methodically pick the designs out of brocade furniture.
Children who watch more than four hours of television a day are more likely to become overweight. Media violence research Legislators, scientists and parents are debating the effects of television violence on viewers, particularly youth.
However, other authors   note significant methodological problems with the literature and mismatch between increasing media violence and decreasing crime rates in the United States. A article in Scientific American suggested that compulsive television watching, television addictionwas no different from any other addictiona finding backed up by reports of withdrawal symptoms among families forced by circumstance to cease watching.
A longitudinal study in New Zealand involving people from childhood to 26 years of age demonstrated that "television viewing in childhood and adolescence is associated with poor educational achievement by 12 years of age".
However, recent research Schmidt et al. Numerous studies have also examined the relationship between TV viewing and school grades. For example, a recent long-term outcome study of youth found no long-term relationship between watching violent television and youth violence or bullying.
Public service announcements including those paid for by governing bodies or politiciansnews and current affairstelevision advertisementsadvertorials and talk shows are used to influence public opinion. The Cultivation Hypothesis suggests that some viewers may begin to repeat questionable or even blatantly fictitious information gleaned from the media as if it were factual.
Considerable debate remains, however, whether the Cultivation Hypothesis is well supported by scientific literature, however, the effectiveness of television for propaganda including commercial advertising is unsurpassed.
The US military and State Department often turn to media to broadcast into hostile territory or nation.Television has a negative influence on society because it portrays so much violence and cruelty and makes it seem so tidy. A recent study showed that by the time they graduate from high school, children who watch TV a normal amount of time will have seen thousands of realistically enacted murders, beatings, rapes, robberies and terrorism.
TV violence and children has become a hot topic -- studies show that extensive viewing of television violence may cause anxiety in children . Television Violence and Children Thanks to the miracle of television the average American child watches 8, murders and , acts of violence before finishing elementary school (Early Concerns ).
In after being caught in the chaotic center of the "commie-queer" baiting scandal at Smith College and dubbed by the press as one of “the porn professors”, Joel Dorius could only find work teaching in Europe, far removed from the media scandal in the U.S.
Social aspects of television. Jump to navigation Jump to search. U.S scientists and parents are debating the effects of television violence on viewers, particularly youth. Fifty years of research on the impact of television on children's emotional and social development have not ended this debate.
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