Reality Television Has Become A Big Part Of Programming

2104 WordsMar 25, 20169 Pages
Abstract Background: Watching television is a part of daily life for nearly all Americans and the world. Reality television has become a big part of programming. Objectives: To determine if reality television is less (or more) cognitively stimulating than non-reality television. In society it appears that it is mainly the younger viewers who prefer to watch reality television while it is older viewers who prefer to watch no-reality television shows. Method: Selecting 8 reality television shows (social cognitive theory) and 8 non-reality television shows, both selections were made randomly and determining if the show provided new lessons or inspiration to accomplish a new task, or to determine if the show was only for entertainment purposes. Results: The hypothesis was disproved as reality television was found to be cognitively stimulating to viewers of all ages. Keywords: Reality television shows, non-reality television shows, cognitive stimulation, demographic Cognitive Stimulation in Reality Television Shows & Non-Reality Television Shows This study is aimed to determine if reality television is less cognitively stimulation than non-reality television, and if this is true to determines who watches reality television. Who is the per-determined demographic for reality television and who is the demographic for non-reality television? In order to determine this information, firstly I hypothesized that Reality TV shows are less cognitively stimulating than
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