What we watch: an alternate --and ageist--reality with dubious health effects

Harwood, Jake
March 2012
Aging Today;Mar/Apr2012, Vol. 33 Issue 2, p9
The article discusses the under representation of the U.S. older adults by the U.S media including children's literature, movies, video games and print advertising. Information on various researches carried out to find the patterns in portraying adults in the televisions shows is presented. It is suggested to keep a diary recording images of older people seen on television which can increase awareness of negative portrayals and enhance the desire to watch less television.


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