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(The Conversation)   2 hours of TV a day in late childhood linked to lower test scores later. "This was equivalent to the loss of a third of a year in learning"   (theconversation.com) divider line
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2020-09-03 9:26:33 PM  
Lower attention span for sure. Read a book.
 
2020-09-03 9:26:56 PM  
I'll take "What is : Correlation is not causation" for $100, Alex.
 
2020-09-03 9:32:13 PM  
Social emotional testing?  Staring slack jawed at not really people has to add up somewhere.
 
2020-09-03 9:47:50 PM  

thedingoatemybaby: I'll take "What is : Correlation is not causation" for $100, Alex.


I would surmise the increase in TV viewing is more a symptom than a cause.  All hail the electronic babysitter.  There is a reason it was called the boob tube.
 
2020-09-03 9:47:54 PM  
Oh sure now maybe. But us old timers we learned the valuable skills of coconut radio repair and 3 hour tour planning.

/ Sucks to be you, 2020 TV watchers!
 
2020-09-03 9:53:46 PM  

RedVentrue: Lower attention span for sure. Read a book.


I get what you're saying.

Did you ever read a book and realize that for a page or two it was just words... You just moved along mechanically. I guess it's like micro-sleeping while driving. And woah! The hero is where!?
 
2020-09-03 9:55:01 PM  
I watched more than 2 hours of TV a day in early, middle, and late childhood and my test scores was sooper gud.
 
2020-09-03 10:02:15 PM  
fta:
waves one (conducted in 2012), two (2013) and three (2014)

This study is already obsolete, "computer time" for kids in 2020 is mostly staring at youtube, so I'd bet money that the impacts on reading levels are way more similar from "computer" to "tv" than 6-8 years ago.
 
2020-09-03 10:04:53 PM  
Consequences of two hours per day of Fark on weakened cognition, snark, alcohol consumption beyond question.
 
2020-09-03 10:22:21 PM  

Declassify Issue: RedVentrue: Lower attention span for sure. Read a book.

I get what you're saying.

Did you ever read a book and realize that for a page or two it was just words... You just moved along mechanically. I guess it's like micro-sleeping while driving. And woah! The hero is where!?


Yeah. I've also read books where I forget I'm reading and the story just plays out in my head. I read a lot of books. Helps the dyslexia too.
 
2020-09-03 10:27:38 PM  
FTA: In contrast, we found no links between playing video games and children's learning.
 
2020-09-03 10:33:35 PM  
That study just seemed like a lot of generalized pop psychology with no real attempt to find root causes.

"We noticed this correlation but didn't actually dig deep enough to understand the cause, but we did prove it's definitely there."
 
2020-09-03 10:40:54 PM  
I'd say the problem is less with the medium, and more with the content.

Is TV inherently less intellectually engaging than a book? Maybe. But trash is trash, either way.
 
2020-09-03 11:20:47 PM  
When I was a kid I didn't have an imaginary friend, I had an imaginary 'live studio audience'.
 
2020-09-04 12:57:33 AM  
I disagree...

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2020-09-04 12:22:38 PM  
I wish I didn't watch all that TV as a kid, I could have gotten higher than 100 somehow on my math regents tests
 
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