Unhappy People Watch more TV

Nov 26th, 2008 | By | Category: Random Musings


An interesting article on physorg.com goes into detail about the watching habbits of happy vs unhappy people from a study done by the University of Maryland.  The study looks at the watching habits during a financial crisis and even likens the Television viewing habits to that of a person suffering from addicition problems:

Martin likens the short, temporary pleasure of television to addiction: “Addictive activities produce momentary pleasure but long-term misery and regret,” he says. “People most vulnerable to addiction tend to be socially or personally disadvantaged. For this kind of person, TV can become a kind of opiate in a way. It’s habitual, and tuning in can be an easy way of tuning out.”

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