Negative Impacts of Mass Media on Social and Psychological life of Human Beings


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  • Qudratullah Saddiqi Teacher Assistant, Department of Sociology and Philosophy Faculty of Social Sciences, Shaikh Zayed University, Khost, Afghanistan
  • Safiullah Silab Senior Teacher Assistant, Pashto Department Faculty of Languages and Literature, Nangarhar University, Nangarhar, Afghanistan


Mass Media, Electronic Devices, Negative Impact, Social Problems, Psychological Problems


Evidence gathered via this research clearly demonstrates that violence has been displayed through mass media, such as television, the internet, video games, mobile phones, and other computer networks, from the second half of the 20th century (1960). The likelihood of violent behavior in viewers' mentalities and social lives is increased by programs like war serials, pornographic flicks, and dramas that all depict such programs that are against the moral and ethical ideals of culture. As the violence in the real environment increases, they increase the risk of abuse. In the current review, the evidence of these studies has been critically evaluated, based on the social and psychological factors that have been developed. These elucidations show how the dangers of violence might have negative short- or long-term impacts. The level of impact of media violence is compared to a few other known social issues in order to assess how serious these risks are, how urgently they need to be addressed, and how to eradicate them.

The fundamental function of the mass media in our society in the 20th and 21st centuries has been to impose certain beliefs on our culture and way of life, despite the fact that information and media are now seen as the fourth pillar of democracy. These days, it's easy to access and use violent programs, which have taken over our daily lives. They also experience mental and social problems as a result of the disruption of our social and psychological order system. Even the mainstream media has a big influence on the morals, attitudes, and behaviors of our young people.


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Saddiqi, Q., & Silab, S. (2023). Negative Impacts of Mass Media on Social and Psychological life of Human Beings. Sprin Journal of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, 2(01), 58–68.