Citations with the tag: TELEVISION addiction
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- Everywhere. Really?
McAdams, Deborah D. // TV Technology; 6/13/2012, Vol. 30 Issue 13, p6
In this article, the author discusses about the addiction of watching television among people in the U.S.
- ZAP OFF.
McAdams, Deborah D. // Weekly Reader News - Edition 4; 4/2/2004, Vol. 85 Issue 23, p6
Reports on the tenth anniversary of the TV-Turnoff Week where millions of Americans will break free from the televisions. Schedule for the TV-Turnoff Week; Goal of the week; Caution from the health experts regarding the effects of too much television time.
- Ask SELF's Happiness Expert.
McAdams, Deborah D. // Self; Sep2008, Vol. 30 Issue 9, p142
The article provides an answer to a question regarding the possibility of becoming too caught up in a favorite television show.
- THE gracenoteÂ® TOP 40 MOST-AIRED LONG-FORM DRTV TITLES.
McAdams, Deborah D. // Response; Nov2014, Vol. 23 Issue 2, p18
A chart is presented that ranks the top 40 most-aired long-form direct-response television in the U.S. according to the research firm Gracenote including "Armando Montelongo Flipping," "I'm Tired of Paying for TV," and "21 Day Fix."
- Dictator for a Day.
Roberts, Russell // American Enterprise; Jun2001, Vol. 12 Issue 4, p48
Discusses the advantages of banning television and realizing the purpose of one's life. Significance of banning television to children; Description of a good life.
- Break A Bad Habit.
DeVita-Raeburn, Elizabeth // Self; Jan2011, Vol. 33 Issue 1, p72
The article offers tips for women on how to break three habits which include the addiction of watching television, the habit of agreeing to things when one means no, and breaking the habit on getting addicted to Starbucks coffee.
- Doctor's Orders.
DeVita-Raeburn, Elizabeth // Time;
The article offers advice to parents whose home life has been complicated by television according to Doctor Elizabeth Hurlock. Parents are advised to let the child select the one he prefers if there are suitable shows. Television can also be used to encourage a child's interest in arts and...
- Ask Supernanny.
DeVita-Raeburn, Elizabeth // Woman's Day (Australia Edition); 11/28/2005, Vol. 57 Issue 48, p92
The article presents tips for parents on how they can stop their children from becoming television addicts. Parents have control over their children in deciding how much time to be spent watching television. It says that parents must need to set an example in minimizing television watching. It...
- Turn It Off!
DeVita-Raeburn, Elizabeth // Weekly Reader News - Edition 4; 4/21/2006, Vol. 87 Issue 23, p6
The article reports on the celebration of the TV-Turnoff Week. The celebration is set by the TV-Turnoff Network for the purpose of raising the awareness about the harmful effects of too much television. Having the theme "Imagine," the celebration will take place from April 24 to April 30. The...
Miller, Jonathan // New Yorker; 11/16/1963, Vol. 39 Issue 39, p115
The article provides information on television in the United States. The author critically views television as a very depressing medium. Television makes lose one's sense of judgment and thinking abilities. It is a low grade, small and stingy medium. To expect consistent marvels from television...
- Sister fears inheritance may doom brother.
Van Buren, Abigail // Adirondack Daily Enterprise; 4/29/2010, Vol. 117 Issue 101, p6
The article presents several advices on various topics including a drug addict brother, a broken friendship and television addiction of children.
- STUDY FINDS LINK BETWEEN BINGE-WATCHING AND DEPRESSION.
Baysinger, Tim // Broadcasting & Cable; 2/2/2015, Vol. 145 Issue 5, p4
The article offers information on a study concerning the association of binge-watching with depression, self-regulation deficiency as well as loneliness.
- Confessions of a Teenage TV Addict (Book).
Alberghene, Janice M. // School Library Journal; Mar84, Vol. 30 Issue 7, p172
Reviews the book 'Confession of a Teenage TV Addict,' by Ellen Leroe.
- The Black Box.
Gray, M. Kathryn // Global Education Journal; 2013, Vol. 2013 Issue 4, p126
The article explores how people became engrossed and addicted to television and its impact on people's thinking and relationships.
- Public Television in a Time of Technological Change and Socioeconomic Turmoil: The Cases of France and the United States Part I/ Looking Back: The Theory, The Promise, and The Contradictions.
PALMERI, HÉLÈNE C.; ROWLAND, JR., WILLARD D. // International Journal of Communication (19328036); 2011, Vol. 5, p1082
This two-part article compares the different histories of public broadcasting in France and the United States in the context of their different national sociopolitical cultures. It reviews the contemporary conditions facing public broadcasting in the two countries and examines what the common...
- How to watch less TV.
Abbasi, Jennifer // Parenting; May2005, Vol. 19 Issue 4, p65
Presents tips on lessening the time spent in watching television (TV). Establishment of a weekly time limit for watching TV; Avoidance of turning TV on as background noise; Collection of alternative to TV such as magazines.
- CHILD CHALLENGES.
Bajaj, Amrinder // Woman's Era; Oct2015, Vol. 42 Issue 1004, p66
The article presents questions and answers related to children's health which include how to manage skin redness and itching in a child, the side effects of television addiction and how to cure such habit in a three-year-old boy, and how to cure a child's nail-biting habit.
- We read a bunch, but still have television faves.
Webb, Willis // Burnet Bulletin (Texas); 10/7/2015, Vol. 142 Issue 44, p4
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- Star shortage.
Shales, Tom // Electronic Media; 2/11/2002, Vol. 21 Issue 6, p23
Comments on the shortage of long-term celebrities in the United States. Impact of fast-paced lifestyle on the presence of steady celebrities; Effects of television addiction on popular culture; Role of celebrities in the society.
- WHICH TV WATCHER ARE YOU?
Shales, Tom // Telephony; 10/22/2007, Vol. 248 Issue 17, p26
The article focuses on research by Microsoft Corp. that aims to identify the nine types of human personalities based on the way people use and enjoy television (TV). The survey reveals that these traits include value maximizer, satisfied with status quo, and trendsetter. A value maximizer is an...
- Eight Stages of House of Cards Addiction.
STACK, TIM // Entertainment Weekly; 2/22/2013, Issue 1247, p67
The article discusses the attitudes of viewers watching the online television series "House of Cards," a political drama starring Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright which was released by the online video streaming service Netflix. Information is presented on the show's addictive nature; character...
- Television Viewing and Obesity in Adult Males.
Tucker, Larry A.; Friedman, Glenn M. // American Journal of Public Health; Apr89, Vol. 79 Issue 4, p516
Abstract: We estimated the extent to which time spent watching television is associated with obesity and super-obesity among 6,138 employed adult males. After adjustment for age, smoking status, length of work week, measured physical fitness, and reported weekly hours of exercise, people who...
- Tuned in, tuned out to the Dallas Cowboys.
Potts, Tricia // East Bernard Express (TX); 12/14/2006, Vol. 63 Issue 51, p7
The article discusses the author's family and their passion for football. The author developed an interest to watch football matches when she got married to her husband who is a sports enthusiast and fan of the Dallas Cowboys. The author states that her son has inherited his father's addiction...
- The Way They Hook Us -- For 13 Hours Straight.
Romano, Andrew // Newsweek Global; 5/15/2013, Vol. 161 Issue 18, p1
The article discuses the format of television programs as of 2013, with a focus on the addictive characteristics of shows that encourage viewers to watch several episodes without pause. Topics include the impact of Internet streaming of television on viewing habits, the narrative arc of modern...
- CONFESSIONS OF A '24' JUNKIE.
Paskowski, Marianne // Television Week; 5/29/2006, Vol. 25 Issue 22, p8
The author reflects on the success of the television program "24." She applauds Fox network for producing a high-quality show despite of a low budget and for creating sources of revenue such as DVD. She argues that the high quality of the show creates addiction among its viewers. She narrates...
- Descreening Kids.
Olds, Tim // Australasian Science; Apr2015, Vol. 36 Issue 3, p40
The author talks about the outdated guidelines on television screening issued by the Australian government. Topics covered include the amount of time spent by children on television, the advantages and disadvantages of spending a lot of time in front of screens and the ways of reducing exposure...
- Chris Hardwkk.
BAZILIAN, EMMA // Adweek; 11/16/2015, Vol. 56 Issue 40, p37
An interview with American television host, stand-up comedian and producer Chris Hardwick is presented who discussed on his latest television obsession and how he avoids dropping spoilers. He further discussed first information he consume in the morning, favorite people to follow on social media...
- The Big Turnoff: Confessions of a TV-Addicted Mom Trying To Raise a TV-Free Kid.
Lord, Douglas C. // Library Journal; 1/1/2007, Vol. 132 Issue 1, p138
The article presents a review of the book "The Big Turnoff: Confessions of a TV-Addicted Mom Trying To Raise a TV-Free Kid," by Ellen Currey-Wilson.
- Families without television.
Lord, Douglas C. // Quintessence International; Jul1978, Vol. 9 Issue 7, p10
The article reports on Australian families who have rejected television in favor of a "quality life." The families believe that television is a threat to community life because it cuts off social communication. According to some of the families, television "fascination" is an addiction which...
- SO YOU CAN'T KICK THE TV HABIT?
Reynolds, Ralph // Saturday Evening Post; Sep1976, Vol. 248 Issue 6, p24
Focuses on the efforts to cope from being totally addicted to television. Influence of television on personal life; Use of a hypnotic tape to make television less appealing; Development of a small box that does everything the hypnotic tape does but with picture to watch.
- THE FUNCTION OF AFRICAN LITERATURE IN INVIGORATING THE READING BACKGROUND IN NIGERIA.
JOY NGOZI, ORUWARI // Interdisciplinary Journal of Contemporary Research in Business; Jul2012, Vol. 4 Issue 3, p63
There is a rising pressure to check the high indifference of contemporary Nigeria youth towards reading creative literature. A census of the young who have read any literature outside compulsory class work text shows that very few read anything at all, although they have capability to....
- Review: The case against binge-watching TV.
JOY NGOZI, ORUWARI // Moderate Voice; 8/31/2014, p9
The article offers information on development of a new habit known as television binge-watching, going through several episodes of a show in one sketch, in the U.S. It mentions that the biggest aim of binge-watching is avoiding mentions of plot twists and other spoilers in the news media, on...
- WHY TV MAKES YOU FAT.
S. R. // Shape; Dec2006, Vol. 26 Issue 4, p103
The article focuses on how watching television for long hours can make a viewer fat. The more, a person watches TV, the less he exercises. It is unreasonable, not to watch TV at all, but he can compensate for that. It is suggested that he takes 200 extra steps for every viewing hour. According...
- Goodbye telly, hello boredom.
O'Keefe, Alice // New Statesman; 4/24/2006, Vol. 135 Issue 4789, p15
In this article the author discusses the habit of watching television and suggests that she and her readers should participate in the T.V.-Turnoff Week scheduled in the U.K. for April 2006. The anti television organization The White Dot has compiled the reminiscences of the elderly who grew up...
- ARE YOU A TELLY TUBBY?
Aoun, Stephen // Metro; Spring2002, Issue 134, p200
Describes the concept and factors leading to television addiction. Type of television programs that must be avoided for children viewing; Effects of habituation on television addiction; Importance of cultural and historical contents for televiewing.
- Seek Professional Help.
Juarez, Vanessa // Entertainment Weekly; 1/25/2008, Issue 975, p33
The article presents an interview with Dr. Drew Pinsky, who is featured on the reality television program "Celebrity Rehab." In the interview Pinsky humorously comments on ways that those addicted to television can cope with the fact that new television programs are not being made because of the...
- Measuring Television Addiction.
Horvath, Cary W. // Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media; Sep2004, Vol. 48 Issue 3, p378
In an effort to discover a means of empirical distinction between normal and problem television viewing, 2 reliable measures of television addiction were created by writing items to reflect established criteria used in psychiatry for the detection of substance dependence. One measure contains 4...
- Hidden addiction: Television.
Sussman, Steve; Moran, Meghan B. // Journal of Behavioral Addictions; 2013, Vol. 2 Issue 3, p125
Background and aims: The most popular recreational pastime in the U.S. is television viewing. Some researchershave claimed that television may be addictive. We provide a review of the definition, etiology, prevention and treatmentof the apparent phenomenon of television addiction. Methods:...
- Life Without the Tube.
Sussman, Steve; Moran, Meghan B. // Time; 4/10/1972, Vol. 99 Issue 15, p51
The article discusses the results of the study conducted by the Society for Rational Psychology in Munich, Germany on the psychological withdrawal symptoms experienced by television (TV) addicts when denied a TV. The German firm asked 184 regular TV viewers to give up TV for a year, in which no...
- Of television and human bondage.
Sussman, Steve; Moran, Meghan B. // Columbia Journalism Review; May/Jun1976, Vol. 15 Issue 1, p6
This article comments on the possible television addiction among U.S. citizens. The approval of the New York state assembly of an amendment that would add one television set to the household good that are exempt from seizure when a person's possessions are taken to satisfy his debts seemed a...
- TV-Turnoff Week 2001 earns IRA support.
Sussman, Steve; Moran, Meghan B. // Reading Today; Feb/Mar2001, Vol. 18 Issue 4, p26
Reports the support of the International Reading Association to the TV-Turnoff Week 2001 event on April 23-29, 2001 in the United States. Activities to which participants are encouraged to do; Information on the TV-Turnoff Network.
- Doctors urge families to participate in TV-Turnoff Week.
Sussman, Steve; Moran, Meghan B. // New York Amsterdam News; 4/19/2007, Vol. 98 Issue 17, p31
The article offers information about New York state's first TV-Turnoff Week, a program initiated by New York State's new commissioner of health, physician Richard F. Daines, and organized by the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY). The week long program from April 23-29, 2007 urges...
- Girlfriend: not just a magazine but a new media brand.
Robertson, Sally // B&T Weekly; 6/16/2006, Vol. 56 Issue 2568, p12
The article reports on the launch of the new advertising campaign of Pacific Magazine and Printing for its magazine "Girlfriend" in Australia. The campaign incorporates print, Web site, television and an online radio station. The company collaborates with Seven Networks Inc.'s soap opera "Home...
- FOR ALL THE TV IN CHINA.
Robertson, Sally // Televisual; Sep2014, p12
The article focuses on the growth of the television industry in China. It mentions the prevalence of dating television programs in the country and connect it with the one-child policy of the Chinese government. It also discusses the formats of the television advertisements in China and their...
- DO YOU HAVE A soft addiction?
Flokis, Patricia // Good Health & Medicine; Sep2008, p72
The article mentions several forms of soft addiction and its impact on a person's health and lifestyle. According to the article, soft addictions are pastimes such as watching too much TV, texting on the mobile all the time and surfing the Internet, among others. These are said to numb feelings,...
- Addiction stories are overly alarmist.
Walmsley, Andrew // Marketing (00253650); 11/1/2006, p15
The article presents information on the addiction of people to various media. A study conducted by Stanford University found that one in eight U.S. adults is highly addicted to the Internet. A study showed that 15% of teenagers in Spain keep their mobiles at hand while sleeping to answer...
- To Infinity and Beyond!: Extend your classroom to the world community with online collaborative investigations, projects, and more.
Harris, Genell Hooper // Kappa Delta Pi Record; Spring2010, Vol. 46 Issue 3, p118
The article offers information on online collaborative learning and its relevance to students. It notes that collaborative learning can make learning exciting for students most especially those who are immersed in the digital age of television, video games and Internet entertainment. It stresses...
- Measuring Internet Dependence Among College Students: A Replication and Confirmatory Analysis.
Mitchell, Kelly Ann; Beard, Fred // Southwestern Mass Communication Journal; Mar2010, Vol. 25 Issue 2, p15
This study of Internet users presents a partial replication of an existing television "addiction" study. The study's objectives include the following: (a) to extend an existing scale and method for measuring media dependence to a different medium (i.e., the Internet); (b) to confirm the...
- THE BIG TURNOFF: Confessions of a TV-Addicted Mom Trying to Raise a TV-Free Kid.
Mitchell, Kelly Ann; Beard, Fred // Kirkus Reviews; 1/1/2007, Vol. 75 Issue 1, p20
The article reviews the book "The Big Turnoff: Confessions of a TV-Addicted Mom Trying to Raise a TV-Free Kid," by Ellen Currey-Wilson.
- The Big Turnoff: Confessions of a TV-Addicted Mom Trying to Raise a TV-Free Kid.
Mitchell, Kelly Ann; Beard, Fred // Publishers Weekly; 1/1/2007, Vol. 254 Issue 1, p39
The article reviews the book "The Big Turnoff: Confessions of a TV-Addicted Mom Trying to Raise a TV-Free Kid," by Ellen Currey-Wilson.