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Violent Media and Aggressive Behavior in Children

Does watching violence on TV, in movies, or video games promote aggression? With recent worry about mass shootings and gun violence in the United States, one of the questions that always comes up is whether violent media promotes violent or aggressive behavior. This is something that is especially important to think about for parents, as violent [...]

Half of Dr. Oz’s Medical Advice is Baseless or Wrong, Study Says

“I haven’t seen a doctor in eight years,” the New Yorker quoted one viewer telling Oz. “I’m scared. You’re the only one I trust.” But is that trust misplaced? Or has Oz, who often peddles miracle cures for weight loss and other maladies, mortgaged medical veracity for entertainment value? These questions have hammered Oz for [...]

Rolf Harris guilty: but what has Operation Yewtree really taught us about sexual abuse?

However we interpret the Yewtree saga, it is undeniable large numbers of people have been abused by celebrities, who one way or another skilfully manipulated those around them to protect themselves. Beyond this, there’s not a great deal more we can learn from the cases themselves. As disturbing as they are, they comprise only a [...]

Music Or Books? Teen’s Choice Linked To Depression

Teenagers who whittle away their time listening to music are far more likely to suffer from depression than those who spend more time consuming other media, including books, say the authors of a new study from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. The researchers called 106 adolescents - 46 of whom had been diagnosed [...]

Is Australian TV racist? Bloody oath it is, mate!

The overwhelming message is that opportunities for actors who are, or look like, ''ethnics'' are significantly lower than for whites and that Australian TV networks are failing to represent the racial and ethnic make-up of what is one of the most culturally diverse countries on the planet. via Diversity still out of the picture | [...]

By |2012-08-17T18:08:43+11:00March 1st, 2012|Categories: Society & Culture|Tags: , , |0 Comments