December 16th, 2008
|01:02 pm - Media, Personality and Well-Being Study|
BBC: Rom-coms 'spoil your love life'
Dr Bjarne Holmes said: "Marriage counsellors often see couples who believe that sex should always be perfect, and if someone is meant to be with you then they will know what you want without you needing to communicate it. We now have some emerging evidence that suggests popular media play a role in perpetuating these ideas in people's minds."
...The researchers have now launched an online study on media and relationships. They are asking people to participate by answering questions about personality, relationships, and media consumption habits.
Heriot Watt University are carrying out research into the relationship between the films and Tv shows you watch and your personality and happiness. You may take the survey here (and if you want sign up for follow-ups).
"Thank you for your interest in the Media, Personality and Well-Being Study. Please read through the following information before progressing any further in the study.
The purpose of this study is to assess television viewing, personality, mood, and well-being over the course of a few weeks.
You must be at least 18 years of age to participate in this study. You will be asked to complete a few questionnaires, of which there are no right or wrong answers, that ask you about your personality and general television viewing habits. This section will take approximately 30 minutes to complete.
Starting in the week following completion of this initial set of questionnaires, you will be asked to complete a shorter set of questionnaires once a week for up to 24 weeks. Each set of these questionnaires takes approximately 10 minutes to complete and assesses your television viewing, mood, and feelings of well-being for that week."
LOL, I have always encountered and been nonplussed by those people who outright refuse to read/watch sci-fi because it's "not realistic"--the implication being that they think their preferred genre of fiction is realistic...
As in 'reality TV' and wrestling
Yeah, I came to the conclusion about ten years ago that one of the reasons why I have utter contempt and hatred for soap operas is that the characters are so wishy-washy and utterly terrible role models because they spend all their time either agonising over decisions instead of making them or just making foolish decisions; I can at least admire most of the characters in SF&F.
Thirty minutes of questions when I could be watching television?
But I was answering questions about ME, and MY PERSONALITY and that's not on telly
:) What I meant to say is that those people who fill in the survey might be biased against the type of person that is strongly influenced by television.
Good point, it really is a bit of a chore actually and I only did it because I like that kind of thing usually