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People who don't watch social type TV programmes

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Are people who don't watch social type TV programmes likely to be socially deprived or have weaker social skills than people who watch them? This applies to NT people as well those with AS.


There is a fraction of society who only watches documentaries, wildlife, news, cartoons, sci-fi, highbrow arts and music, or any combination of these programmes, but they do not watch soaps, dramas, reality TV, or chatshows. Watching this former category of programmes will do very little for somebody socially but the latter category theoretically can affect them significantly socially.


Also, is the reason that people don't watch social type TV programmes is because they struggle to pick up social cues? The mirror image of the original question.

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I learn more from watching star trek to watching soaps. The emotional overload in star trek is less than the overload from soaps.


You might wanna look and see if there's any scientific papers on 'soaps and social skills' or something similar.


People think soaps are exaggerated but they seem exaggerated because they condense one months events into a week and you see all sides of the story. You can't see all sides of the story in real life.


Do you learn the right social skills from soaps or do you become aware of how not to behave and do the opposite from soaps?

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I have wondered if NT kids who came from families with no TV in the 1970s through to the early 2000s but had shelves full of books at home grew up socially awkward or had weaker social skills than kids who came from a family with a TV.

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