The Psychological Effects from Improper Television Programs

Topics: Television, Television program, Sociology Pages: 4 (1267 words) Published: November 7, 2012
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2011-04 Danny Junkun Yan

The psychological effects from improper television programs
A large proportion of teenagers who commit a crime express that they are fond of watching certain television programs that containing improper content in it. Today's television programs are filled in variously violent and erotical scenes that are not suitable for teenagers. Because of teenagers cannot distinguish what is the suitable content for themself, for this reason, after watching improper television programs, the effects which influence them are often not easy to notice. Otherwise, teenagers are in a stage of mental development, the sensitive character make them observe the environments more carefully than adult and also make them more easy to be affected. Therefore, the improper content of television inevitably put negative psychological effects on teenagers. Following will discuss the psychology effects that include self-image, behaviour, personality and social views. The process of building a self-image in early age is considered as most easy and settled. Although this process continue to function in the entire life span, but the influence is differ in teenager and adult. The self-image likes a mental picture to inject in teenagers' mind during they watch television programs. In this case, teenagers don't have judgement about the figures. The figures which teenager choose from television, then put into their own self-image, are anamorphic and unrealistic. The television programs present a distorting mirror in front of teenager and all of the improper scenes which they look though are not themself, they just unintentionally put them into their own self-image. As a result, self-image as an important role to balance the relationship between the reality and television programs, thus the wrong self-image which forms by improper figures make teenager mix up with reality in terms of leading to negative emotions (Braiker, 2006). In addition, Adult often...

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