Are You Watching What You Watch?
TV can be addicting. Do you actually watch what you watch?
Are you aware of how you feel after you view something on a TV show, movie or documentary?
“It turns out that what you watch, read, listen to and play can affect your mood, temper, and even how generous and kind you are to others afterwards!” according to Elaine Shpungin, Ph.D., the director of the University of Illinois Psychological Services Center.
Sometimes we watch TV to relax and unwind after a hard day at work, while others reach for a thriller to keep us entertained. This article serves to clarify just what is happening to our minds when we watch different TV content and it isn’t always what we are looking for:
By Marilyn Vaccaro MSW