Cartoons Cast an Eternal Impact on Personalities: Effects of Cartoons on Children

Cartoons Cast an Eternal Impact on Personalities: Effects of Cartoons on Children

Jyoti Kukreja (Jagannath International Management School, India)
Copyright: © 2019 |Pages: 11
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-5733-3.ch025
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Sustainable development is the key to build nations for future generations but this medium of learning makes the concepts facile and memorable. Unfortunately these do more harm than good. Children get addicted and stick to the materialistic world and become demanding. Though cartoons such as Popeye taught many a child to start having spinach as a matter of choice, but Power Puff Girls, Angels, and Dexter have made children more aggressive in their approach and choice pattern. This chapter explores and validates the effects both fatal and positive upon the viewers, especially children. The study is based on a survey on both parents and children. The respondents in the category of children were aged between 5-10 years. Several questions pertaining to the time and duration of watching cartoons were asked.
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There had been many thoughts stimulated in the background of writing of this chapter. Psychologists have found it a double-tie knot that whether it is nature or nurture principle that influences more upon the psyche of an individual. To scoop answer to this tussle, bringing to light several behavioral theories have been discussed as below.

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Latchkey Syndrome: A latchkey kid is the one whose both parents are working and he unlocks the door to enter home. The feelings such as fear of loneliness usually gets better on such kids and often complaint of health problems.

Principle of Nature and Nurture Effects: The combination and contradiction of heredity (biological) and environmental related factors.

Reverse Mentoring: Refers to an initiative in which older executives are paired with and mentored by younger employees on topics such as technology, social media and current trends.

Dual-Career Couples: Are families in which “both heads of household pursue careers and at the same time maintain a family life together.

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