Perfectionism-driven social anxiety means young men will also be susceptible to ideological scripting of behaviour on TV.
The next time you watch a duel on television or in a film, it might be worth recalling the history and meaning of this very serious rite of honour.
Dennis Potter's 1986 story of a writer in need of psychological renewal rewrote the TV drama rulebook.
Poldark's historical consultant on how she mulled over questions such as what an 18th century Cornish bank might look like and whether women would get drunk in taverns.
The literary hero represents a sea change in the region's history.