How Television is Damaging Our Lives
By (author) Dr. Aric Sigman
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Remotely Controlled by Dr. Aric Sigman
Book DescriptionThe figures are frightening: Britons currently spend an average of four hours a day watching television - that's more than a 24-hour day per week. Television has become our national obsession: it is our main source of common experience; it affects the way we think and act and, according to psychologist and broadcaster Dr Aric Sigman, its hold over our lives is so significant that, in some families, the television has greater influence over children than parents do. In this insightful and shockingly perceptive assessment of our nation's relationship with the small screen, Dr Aric Sigman reveals for the first time the alarming reality of what television is actually doing to us physically, emotionally, intellectually and socially. He provides evidence as to how television contributes to the rising global obesity rate by actually slowing our metabolic rate, stunts our children's brain development, and is responsible for over half of all rapes and murders in the industrialised world. Yet "Remotely Controlled" is much more than an indictment of the dangers of watching television. Sigman aims to draw our awareness to the glaring imbalance in our lives and show us how we can re-establish control away from the remote control. This book is a compelling read which will cause us all to take a step back and reassess our viewing habits.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780091906900
(198mm x 126mm x 23mm)
Publisher: Ebury Publishing
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Dr. Aric Sigman
Body Wars, Paperback (June 2014)
Body dissatisfaction is at epidemic proportions. A leading psychologist tackles the issue head on
Alcohol Nation, Paperback (November 2012)
Dr Aric Sigman provides clear guidance to help us protect the next generation from the worst excesses of our drinking culture.
Spoilt Generation, Paperback (October 2009)» View all books by Dr. Aric Sigman
A fascinating read, part polemic, part practical, that questions why our authority as parents has been emasculated. It offers much-needed ideas, answers and direction for parents and all those involved in bringing up the next generation.
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Author Biography - Dr. Aric Sigman
Dr Aric Sigman is an American psychologist, biologist, broadcaster and author who has lived in Britain for many years. He has been a columnist for Arena and Hello magazines and has written for the Independent. He won the Times Educational Supplement Best Information Book Award and was runner up in the Publisher's Awards as Best British Business Columnist. Dr Sigman has written, appeared in and presented a number of prime time radio and television documentary series. Dr Sigman travels abroad frequently to observe the influence of television on various cultures, including Bhutan, Tonga, Myanmar, Iran, Korea, Vietnam, Mali Bolivia and Burkina Faso.
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