Prof. Matthew Antonio
February 12, 2014
Annotated Bibliography Assignment
Holland, Karen. "What We Can Learn from Sitcom Relationships." Marriage Counseling Denver. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Feb. 2014. This conversational article written by Karen Holland is one that gives an opinion based piece that describes the relationships of a specific T.V. sitcom and how we can learn from that sitcom as well as others. The specific sitcom specified is titled Modern Family, I which the author particularly likes. Though Holland does not describe Modern Family relationships in detail, she generalizes the relationships of sitcoms as a whole. She does this by describing the characteristics of the relationships such as the fact that the couples accept each other’s flaws completely and all conflicts are resolved in thirty minutes or less. By the end of the piece Holland says we should rewrite out own relationship “scripts” to make our relationships the ones that we choose.
As far as reliability goes for this particular piece, the author does not have a history in working with sitcoms but as a licensed marriage counselor the author is a reliable source on how people can use ideas from sitcoms to incorporate into their own love lives. Also considering this was not a peer reviewed piece but one that was on the authors own website there is not a firm source of sitcoms giving couples an unrealistic expectation of relationships. The stake holder in this piece happened to be the author whose purpose of writing the paper was to do nothing more than to give her opinion on the topic of relationships in sitcoms and there effect on real life couples. Though it is not a well credited piece, it follows my inquiry of whether sitcoms give couples an unrealistic expectation of relationships through the mind of a licensed professional. DePaulo, Bella. "In Sitcoms, Singles Are Not Alone; in Movies, Marriage… | Psychology Today." Psychology Today: Health, Help, Happiness +...
Bibliography: DePaulo, Bella. "In Sitcoms, Singles Are Not Alone; in Movies, Marriage… | Psychology Today." Psychology Today: Health, Help, Happiness + Find a Therapist. N.p., 21 Feb. 2013. Web. 12 Feb. 2014.
Sergin, Chris, and Robin Nabi. "Does Television Viewing Cultivate Unrealistic Expectations About Marriage? - Segrin - 2006 - Journal of Communication." Wiley Online Library. Journal of Communication, 2006. Web. 12 Feb. 2014.
Nicholson, Dr.Jeremy. "Unrealistic Relationship Expectations: Learning from Don Jon | Psychology Today." Psychology Today: Health, Help, Happiness + Find a Therapist. N.p., 29 Sept. 2013. Web. 12 Feb. 2014.
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