Patrick Jamieson and Daniel Romer. Following World War II, unparalleled economic prosperity, along with the largest cohort of American youth, gave rise to a new teen market and a new media landscape defined by television and radio. These influences in turn gave rise to a youth.
Many mediums of entertainment portray teenagers as emotional, overly dramatic and immature subjects who cannot make rational decisions.
Popular ideas about teenagers are often polarised: from lazy, immature school kids who love to wake up late, to threatening gangs of youths.