At the latest American Psychological Association meeting, Professor Sharon Lamb announced the results of a study of boys 4-18 and their fictional media roll models.
The study concluded that the two most common media roll models for boys were slackers that avoided responsibility and violent heroes that were also womanizers. These new "darker" heroes are different from the classic comic book superheroes because the rarely show a vulnerable human side or talk about justice, peace or doing what is right for the world.
Do you agree? Who are your kid's fictional heroes? Do you think these heroes are bad or good influences?
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