televisionaddiction

televisionaddiction - John Feitelberg Dr. Lane PSY 2012-04...

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John Feitelberg Dr. Lane PSY 2012-04 December 7, 2007 Research Alternative- Television Addiction After reading the article pertaining to the firm grasp television holds on our society, it is still quite difficult to discern whether it is in fact a classifiable addiction. Authors Robert Kubey and Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi cite studies done anywhere from Tel Aviv University, all the way to the University of Missouri, still a unanimous conclusion remains a sight unseen. However in my less than expert opinion, television addiction is a very real thing. This summer, I lived an apartment with a group of friends, an apartment that was not blessed with cable. In the early goings on of summer, we would sit and stare at the fuzzy screen, attempting to will SportsCenter onto the screen. Time and time again, we were wildly unsuccessful. We knew the lovely beaches and rolling sand dunes were a mere block away, yet we sat on our rumps and prayed for cable. One weekend, I ventured home to visit my family. My mother came into the living room in the wee hours of the
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course PSYCH 2012 taught by Professor Lane during the Fall '08 term at FSU.

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