Watching too much television can be bad, as the story notes. However, let’s turn children’s bad habits into something that can help them. Since children already spend a lot of time watching television, why not turn this habit into a learning opportunity?

Watching too much television can be bad, as the story notes. However, let’s turn children’s
bad habits into something that can help them. Since children already spend a lot of time
watching television, why not turn this habit into a learning opportunity? Imagine that you are
given an opportunity to design your own television show directed at older children and/or
adolescents. Answer each of the following questions carefully, making sure to explain how
your answers relate to the theories and studies you learned about this week.
1. If you had to choose, would you target your television show toward boys or
girls? Why?
2. (A) What two elements will you include in your show to promote prosocial
behavior? These elements can be activities to be performed, people acting as
hosts or models of behavior, lectures, different types of clips—anything that
can be included in a television show that you think will be helpful. (B) How are
these two elements relevant for the children you selected as the target
audience? (C) What is a theory or study that suggests that these two elements
will promote prosocial behavior in your target audience?
3. (A) What two elements will you include in your show to help children overcome
gender stereotypes? (B) How are these two elements relevant for the children
you selected as the target audience? (C) What is a theory or study that suggests
that these two elements will help children overcome gender stereotypes?
4. (A) What two elements will you include in your show to help children do well in
school? (B) How are these two elements relevant for the children you selected
as the target audience? (C) What is a theory or study that suggests that these
two elements will help children increase their academic performance?
5. Your television show became a hit and you’ve now been asked to create
another product. This new product should be related to your television show
and it should also continue to promote prosocial behaviors, decrease gender
stereotyping, and increase academic performance. The makers of this product
want you to use a different medium—since they already have a hit television
show, now they want you to branch out to a book, app, program, game, DVD,
0 points
Inadequate
1-10 point
Needs improvement
11-20 points
Competent
The question was not
answered or the answer fails to
meet minimum requirements
for sufficient discussion.
Partially meets minimum
requirements for answering the
question. Or, meets some
requirements well but misses other
requirements.
Adequately addresses all
requirements for answering the
question. May also go beyond the
minimum requirements to
demonstrate creativity, knowledge of
the material, and enthusiasm.
PSYC2212 Unit 5: Apply
etc. Which medium would be most effective in continuing to improve children’s
prosocial, gender, and academic development? Explain your answer based on
what you have learned from the semester.

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