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TV – the opiate of the masses

April 23, 2009

A Warm TV Can Drive Away Feelings Of Loneliness And Rejection

ScienceDaily (Apr. 22, 2009) — Not all technology meets human needs, and some technologies provide only the illusion of having met your needs.

But new research by psychologists at the University at Buffalo and Miami University, Ohio, indicates that illusionary relationships with the characters and personalities on favorite TV shows can provide people with feelings of belonging, even in the face of low self esteem or after being rejected by friends or family members.

via A Warm TV Can Drive Away Feelings Of Loneliness And Rejection.

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One Comment
  1. April 23, 2009 10:29 am

    I think the bottomline here is : is what you’re watching making you intelligent or dumb?

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