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Do Medical Dramas Inhibit Reckless Driving?

This is a photo of doctors and nurses attending to a person strapped to a gurney.

Watching negative depictions of car accidents and risky driving on hit TV shows like Grey’s Anatomy may influence people's attitudes towards dangerous driving. ... More>

Children’s Preexisting Symptoms Influence Their Reactions to Disaster Coverage on TV

After a natural disaster occurs, we often find ourselves glued to the TV, seeking out details about the extent of the damage and efforts at recovery. While research has shown that exposure to this kind of coverage is associated with symptoms of traumatic stress in youths, new research published in Psychological Science suggests that the relationship isn’t quite so simple. The new study finds that while the amount of exposure to disaster coverage matters, children’s preexisting symptoms of posttraumatic stress also play an important role. ... More>

Children exposed to sex on screen ‘go on to be promiscuous’

Study shows teens imitate risky sex of films, TV