- The Child Studies program consists of studying the role of children in today’s society and understanding the importance that environmental factors have on their development within a specific educational setting.
- Does SpongeBob Squarepants negatively affect a child’s intelligence?
- I will use my experience watching SpongeBob Squarepants and other external evidence to support my view of how the previous cartoon has a negative impact on a child’s learning process, only if the previous individual is under the age of 12.
- I believe that this topic can interest many different types of viewers because they usually know what the show consists of, and ever since its creation, there has been several different opinions concerning the impact that the Nickelodeon show could have on a child’s education. This topic interests me because I always found that this show was funny, and I would like to analyze it more in depth to understand how it could possibly impact younger viewers’ level of intelligence. This topic could be relevant to compare the academic achievement of children who do not watch SpongeBob Squarepants, to the educational success of those who are frequently exposed to the television show.
- I am going to relate this topic to my program by exploring the different developmental impacts that an environmental factor could have on a child’s cognitive behaviour.
- I believe that this article could be featured in the Psychology Today magazine due to the fact that it focuses on how a specific form of media can influence a child’s intelligence level. https://www.psychologytoday.com/
- I had a relatively difficult time finding a topic for my final paper. However, after having a debate on this issue with my older brother, I decided that it would be interesting to write about my thoughts and feelings concerning the impact that a TV show could have on a child’s cognitive development. This topic is really precise, so I might encounter a few difficulties while conducting the interview, as well as when I will be obtaining valid and reliable evidence to support my claim. I am excited to discover if there is actual proof that SpongeBob Squarepants causes harmful effects on a young child’s intelligence. I hope that I will obtain enough information throughout the process of writing my paper because I believe that this topic could be very fascinating if I am able to go in depth about how the brain’s neurological patterns react when they are exposed to a TV show that does not require a high level of mental concentration. I am curious to compare the level of intelligence of a preschooler who watches SpongeBob Squarepants to the one of a preschooler who is not exposed to the TV show, because I am fascinated to know if it actually impair’s a young child’s cognitive development.
- I could possibly interview a Psychology or Cinema professor at Dawson College. I could also try to find someone who works in the domain of cartoons and/or child entertainment. I could conduct experimental research in elementary schools, at a youth centre in Montreal or where I work in Knowlton. I could create some sort of questionnaire to gather information as well. Other then that, I am not quite sure where else I could go to conduct experimental research concerning my topic.