Child abuse can lead to low self-esteem and reflect a persons image as negative. This relationship has been proven over many years. Child abuse may cause eating disorders, negative behaviors in children, and may result in a loss of personality. Therapists, teachers, and social workers have seen victims of abuse grow into stages of depression, suicide, and most commonly, have a poor self-image and a low self-esteem. Television exposure has a negative impact on attractiveness.
Many young women have developed eating disorders, experience low-esteem, and thousands of people have undergone plastic surgery to have the appearance of a model on the television. The average adult does not have the appearance of Barbie or Ken. The constant media of beautiful people selling products will continue to have negative effects on people, as well as the popular trend of going under the knife. The unemployment rate is correlated with the incidence of violent crime.
Studies have shown that an unemployed person is more incline to hold up someone for cash. The temptation of money without working is a thrill and a job for many unemployed people. The violence is not unusual for unemployed people, because it may be a survival skill for some. Surveys, experiments, and observational techniques may be used to study the negative impact television has on attractiveness. A survey could be passed out to students in a junior high school, high school, and in college.
This survey would ask the students if they were comfortable with their body and would they change any part of their body, if they could? It would also ask if any of the students have had plastic surgery, besides a birth defect or accident. The survey would reveal the opinions of the students by age, race, and sex. The experiment given would allow the students the opportunity to enhance their self-image. The control group and the experimental group would be treated like Hollywood stars.
These students would have plenty of money, first class service, limousines, makeovers, and a new wardrobe. The difference is the experimental group would be offered modeling or acting careers. This experiment would prove if there was a difference in the control group and the experimental group. To see the impact from television, a researcher could sit in on psychiatric evaluations. This would reveal the negative self-esteem issues in people. This would allow the researcher to listen to discussions and understand why people want to look like their television icon.
The survey would probably be the most effective method of research. Students may tend to be more honest when their name is not on record. There is no intimidation and the results are fast and easy to understand. When researching the impact of television and attractiveness, the functionalist perspective would show the importance of television. They would persuade people that television is educational and essential to project important media; they would also believe that television does not have a negative effect on everyone.
The conflict perspective would agree that television might have a negative effect on the attractiveness of people; however, they also believe that the elite and powerful are in control of their self-esteem and attractive aurora, simply because of their position or stability with wealth. The interactionist perspective would focus on the depression of people, the suicides, the low self-esteem, and the individual reactions to media and television. This approach clearly explains the importance of television and attractiveness. This perspective allows the people to be understood individually and communicate openly to others.