Social scientists have also frequently pointed to studies that show that the content of what we view on TV, not just the act of TV viewing, have undesired results. Specifically, television has been implicated in helping foster a superficial emphasis on money and status. Studies conducted by the Association for Consumer Research found that the more people watch TV, the more materialistic they are. Coupled with the continual bombardment of TV advertisements that glorify luxurious brands and lifestyles, it is no wonder that many are rushing out to spend more than what they can afford.
Thus, it is clear that spending too much time watching TV is not only bad for our health, but also our pockets!