Reality T.V: Why Today's Youth Need to Learn Progressive Boundary Setting


The youth of today are learning how to deal with confrontation and aggression from sources such as the Jersey Shore, The Bad Girls, and other "reality" based T.V.

The following videos provide illustrations of how conflict is dealt with on reality T.V.

The Jersey Shore
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0iFd1zTwX0&feature=related

The Bad Girls Club
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1sbYQnjDcg&feature=related

Teen Mom
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkWLCXZjSF0&feature=related

Progressive Boundary Setting is a learned method to limit unwanted behavior. The actions and bad behaviors exhibited in the above videos are both learned and instinctive. As a whole, they are examples of ineffective ways to deal with confrontation and aggression. These ways usually escalate to violence.