Cognitive Psychology Case Study: Television's Negative Impact

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Cognitive Psychology Case Study - Television’s Negative Impact
Living in an era where the television has already been invented, we are considered lucky. This is because information can spread and obtain easily anytime, everywhere and anywhere. Meaning that, by this time, every household will at least have one television. When I was still a child, other than my parents, the television plays a very important role in educating me. I started to watch the television at a very young age with my little siblings. Watching the television is also one of our favourite things to do as we were very easily visually intrigued. Our parents were very restrictive whenever we watched the television. We were only allowed to watch cartoons that relate to education
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Bandura (1977) believed that humans actively process information and relate to the relationship of their behaviours and its consequences (McLeod, 2011). In this case, siblings and I were actively processing information through the television shows that we saw. In the Bandura’s (1961) Bobo Doll Experiment shows a study of social behaviours through imitation and observation (Mcleod, 2011). Bandura, Ross and Ross (1961) tested 36 boys and 36 girls. The children were divided into three groups equally. The first group of 24 children were exposed to aggressive role model. The children had to watch the role model act aggressively towards a toy called “Bobo doll” for 10 minutes. The second group of 24 children were exposed to non-aggressive role model for also 10 minutes. The third group of 24 children were used as control group where they were not exposed to anything. In my situation, my sister was categorised in the first group. When tested, the result was that the children who watched the aggressive model were more likely to act aggressively than the non-aggressive and control group children (Mcleod, 2011). In my situation, my sister is categorised in the first group of children. As she observed the violence in the television show, she applied it to me and my brother. Bandura (1961) also concluded that girls were more physically aggressive than the…show more content…
However, current people like to do things while driving. For example, most of the drivers will eat, drink, communicate with passengers, answer call or text while driving but actually it will increase the risk of road accidents. Besides that, some parents need to pay attention for their children as they may try to open the door of vehicle or doing something that may cause dangerous. Not paying attention or doing few tasks at the same time will pay a terrible price. For example, if we texting while driving, attention for driving will decrease for us to text and it may cause inattentional blindness that we didn’t mention that those upcoming cars or drive like ‘drunk drive’ and thus accident happens. According to the report of traffic department, driver distraction has become the main reason road accident occurs. What will cause distraction? How could driver be blinded and not even

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