Movies and television are very much part of our daily life and so they have a tremendous influence on our behaviour. The reason is that we try to associate with what we see and search for similarities between these characters and ourselves.Originally posted by ErinBilly
How do movies or television influence people’s behavior? Use reasons and specific examples to support your answer.
We come across many stories in movies which are influenced by real life situations. However, the latest phenomenon that has been observed is that of life being influenced by Movies or television. There have been incidents in the last few years, of kids in some U.S. schools who opened fire within their school campus, while trying to imitate some action movie stunts. Also, research shows that violent behaviour among kids is increasing because of movies and television.
"Excess of everything is bad." Thus, too much of television and movies is also bad for us, this is specially in reference to "couch-potatoes" and "movie-buffs." That's because the aim of a movie is to complete a story within a short span of 2 hours. Because of this constraint, it is packed with lots of exaggerated emotion, drama, action and comedy. However, such sudden change in emotions has an adverse effect on human mind leading to depression and realted disorders.
However, we should not forget the brighter side of these media and their good influence on us. If used in a proper way, they can act as very good knowledge resources. Nowadays, world's Democratic nations are using this media to create awareness and also as a link between the government and common man. An example to prove this is that the government election process in Kashmir(India) is being closely monitered to convice people about it's transparency and increase their faith in their elected government. And television has an important role to play in this.
Therefore, we can conclude that with the increasing presence of television and movies in our lives, we cannot escape from their influence, whether good or bad.