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Television Influence

What We Watch Matters

Matthew Herman | Posted 10.10.2011 | Entertainment
Matthew Herman

It is a reality that children growing up take what they see on TV seriously and try and act like the characters they see.

Watching Dumb Things Could Make You Dumber, Study Says

MSNBC | Melissa Dahl | Posted 08.17.2011 | Healthy Living

It's called media priming -- the idea that the things we watch or listen to or read influence our emotions and our behavior, perhaps more than we real...

'Skins': What Parents Should Know

Dr. Harold Koplewicz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Harold Koplewicz

There's a theory out there that posits a giant "feedback loop" between MTV and other purveyors of youth culture and the kids who consume it. Shows like "Skins" actually do hold up a mirror to a portion of their audience.