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Excessive Television Viewing as Child/Adolescent linked to Antisocial Behaviors in Adulthood

A recent study published in the journal Pediatrics found that children and adolescents who watched excessive amounts of television were more likely to have a criminal conviction, a diagnosis of antisocial personality disorder or more aggressive behavior than their peers who watched less television.

Excessive viewing is considered more than three hours of television per weeknight. Boys were found to watch more television across all ages than girls and, consequently, were more likely to have any type of conviction as young adults.

The findings, which can be viewed here bit.ly/Xkt5Ct, were consistent with other studies that also found that the amount of television viewing in childhood and adolescence can predict subsequent antisocial behavior.

http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/early/2013/02/13/peds.2012-1582

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