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What is the effect of watching television on human productivity? By José Aguilar
The T.V. Productivity: The quality of having the power to produce. http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=productivity What is television? The broadcasting of a still or moving image via radiowaves to receivers that project a view of the image on a picture tube¹ Great source of entertainment worldwide.
In the United States The average American watches more than 4 hours of TV each day. 28 hours per week 2 months of nonstop TV-watching per year² 99% of households have at least one T.V.²
Worldwide: T.V.´s per capita http://www.nationmaster.com/graph/med_tel_percap-media-televisions-per-capita
Effects On the Body Obesity, Diabetes, ADHD Obesity due to physical inactivity and the promotion of food high in fat and sugar. Reduced physical fitness All sorts of diseases Workers are proven to produce less when they are suffering from obesity. Economics
Relation to Creativity Watching T.V. shuts down the left side of the brain and causes the use of the right side. Television shows can be considered a work of art. The mental state that remains after watching television prevents concentration. Psychology
Cultural Effects Before T.V. people Talked more Listened to the radio Read more books (reading the book vs. watching the movie) Not reading means less productivity. Reading exercises the mind for learning and creating. Brings knowledge.
Ethical Implications No doubt, television is loaded with violence, sex, and materialism. People tend to copy what they see on T.V. Shows often show irrealisitic worlds. Can influence people´s priorities in life.
T.V.´s Historical Significance Influenced the development of historical events. The Vietnam War was called the first televised war People could see the destruction and deaths. Makes it easier to acquire information, specially current events. Relates to politics, can cause opposition or support.
Benefits of Television on People Television attracts people because: Information Relaxation Entertainment (excitement, happiness, laughs etc.) This can increase productivity, every person needs to relax and release tensions. In excess, it can harm productivity.
Conclusion Television has benefits, but also many disadvantages which come from watching too much T.V. In the U.S: Average more than 4 hours per day²/ 2 months non-stop per year Easy to see too much, so we have to use it wisely.