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Violence is "the intentional use of physical force or power,
threatened or actual, against oneself, another person, or against a
group or community, which either results in or has a high likelihood
of resulting in injury, death, psychological harm, maldevelopment, or
deprivation." This definition associates intentionality with the
committing of the act itself, irrespective of the outcome it produces.
Generally, although, anything that is turbulent or excited in an
injurious, damaging or destructive way, or presenting risk
accordingly, may be described as violent or occurring violently, even
if not signifying violence (by a person and against a person).
Globally, violence takes the lives of more than 1.5 million people
annually: just over 50% due to suicide, some 35% due to homicide,
and just over 12% as a direct result of war or some other form of
conflict. For each single death due to violence, there are dozens of
hospitalizations, hundreds of emergency department visits, and
thousands of doctors' appointments. Furthermore, violence often
has lifelong consequences for victims' physical and mental health
and social functioning and can slow economic and social
Violence in many forms is preventable. Evidence shows strong
relationships between levels of violence and potentially modifiable
factors such as concentrated poverty, income and gender inequality,
the harmful use of alcohol, and the absence of safe, stable, and
nurturing relationships between children and parents. Scientific
research shows that strategies addressing the underlying causes of
violence can be effective in preventing violence.
Reality television is a genre of television programming that
documents unscripted situations and actual occurrences, and often
features a previously unknown cast. The genre often highlights
personal drama and conflict to a much greater extent than other
unscripted television such as documentary shows. The genre has
various standard tropes, such as reality TV confessionals used by
cast members to express their thoughts, which often double as the
shows' narration. In competition-based reality shows, a notable
subset, there are other common elements such as one participant
being eliminated per episode, a panel of judges, and the concept of
immunity from elimination.
Examples Of Reality Show:
MTV SplitsvillaMTV Splitsvilla, is an Indian television reality show
that airs on MTV India. The series is based on the
American dating reality show Flavor of Love. The
reality show revolves around young boys and girls try to
secure a place in Splitsvilla which is a "Villa". It's a
'hunt for love' show where boys and girls compete in tasks to
stay in the competition and mingle with the contestants to
find love. In the end, one boy and one girl are crowned the
winners of Splitsvilla (they are a couple.) There are a lot of
fights, jealousy, hatred, friendship, backstabbing and love
when all these 16 wild contestants get together. There is also
a King and Queen that have dumping powers.
2)MTV RoadiesMTV Roadies is a youth-based popular reality television show
on MTV India. It is an Indian version of the original show,
Road Rules (1995). The auditions for Roadies X1 is scheduled
to begin on November 17,2013 in Delhi and contrary to
rumours,Raghu Ram will be a part of the 11th season.
When asked about the show, executive producer said, "Roadies
has travel, adventure, drama, touch of voyeurism...”
3) Big Boss-
Bigg Boss is a reality TV programme broadcast in India. It
follows the Big Brother format, which was first developed by
Endemol in the Netherlands. Bigg Boss is a reality show based
on the original Dutch Big Brother format developed by John de
Mol. A number of contestants (known as "housemates") live in a
purpose-built house and are isolated from the rest of the world.
Each week, housemates nominate two of their peers for eviction,
and the housemates who receives the most nominations would face
a public vote. Of these, one would eventually leave, having been
"evicted" from the House. However, there were exceptions to this
process as dictated by Bigg Boss. In the final week, there were
three housemates remaining, and the public voted for who they
wanted to win. The housemates in the Indian version are primarily
celebrities with the exception of one who is a non-celebrity selected
via auditions. Housemates are overseen by a mysterious person
known as 'Bigg Boss', whose only presence in the house is
through his voice.
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The Effects of Watching Reality TV
Since the introduction of shows such as "The Real World" in the
early 1990s and "Survivor" nearly a decade ago, reality TV has
become one of America's most popular forms of entertainment.
Competitive shows such as "America's Got Talent" and "So
You Think You Can Dance" receive stellar ratings. Soapydrama-reality shows such as "The Hills" and "Real Housewives
of Orange County" have served as a guilty pleasure to millions.
As the years pass and the reality TV craze refuses to die out,
one has to wonder what kind of effect this form of TV is having
on American society.
The late novelist Kurt Vonnegut once described media in terms
that may apply to reality shows. He explained how TV and movies
have caused people to expect reality to be much more dramatic than
it really is: "...because we grew up surrounded by big dramatic
story arcs in books and movies, we think our lives are supposed to
be filled with huge ups and downs. So people pretend there is
drama where there is none." Nothing proves Vonnegut's theory
like America's love for reality TV. Shows such as "The Real
World" and "The Hills" are filled with over-dramatic fights and
intrigue. But unlike books and movies before them, reality TV
claims to be representative of real life. This helps people believe
more than ever before that life should be full of dramatic ups and
downs that don't really exist.
2)Desire for Status
In a study conducted by Psychology Today, one of the dominant
characteristics that differentiates a reality TV fan from fans of
other shows is a desire for prestige. Psychology Today reports,
"Fans of the shows are much more likely to agree with statements
such as, "Prestige is important to me" and "I am impressed with
designer clothes." Reality TV allows Americans to fantasize
about gaining status through automatic fame. Ordinary people can
watch the shows, see people like themselves and imagine that they
too could become celebrities by being on television. In our
increasingly celebrity-obsessed culture, it's not surprising that this
would be an attraction. Reality TV's increasing popularity could
be reflective of an increased desire for status in American society.
Escapism is a central theme in most reality TV programs.
Contestants on shows such as "Top Chef" and "America's
Next Top Model" leave their everyday lives to live in a beautiful
house and gain the opportunity to achieve their dreams and make
hundreds of thousands of dollars doing so. This is surely an
appealing theme to a country still stuck under an economic
4)Lack of Privacy
Brad Waite, who presented reality TV research at the
American Psychological Society's 16th Annual Convention,
believes reality TV may be encroaching on society's expectations
of privacy. He says of watchers of reality TV, "Expectations of
privacy have been eroded ... Public disclosure, even of formerly
private behavior and feelings, is the expectation."
5)Enjoying the Misfortune of Others
Waite also expresses the fear that reality shows such as
"Temptation Island" bring out viewers' attraction to mortification.
"Temptation Island" revolved around trying to get monogamous
couples to be unfaithful. Waite says of heavy watchers of these
sorts of shows, "They expect it's OK to humiliate and to be
humiliated by others, instead of thinking there's something wrong
with this behavior."