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Psy18 ACT2 - Julian Bryant Beckwith Psy18 Activity 2 Gender...

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Julian Bryant Beckwith Psy18 Activity 2: Gender Roles and Aggression on TV 1 The programs that I watched for this activity were: Wayside School @ 8:30 a.m., Peg + Cat @ 10 a.m., and Girl Meets World @ 4 p.m. 2 In the programs that I viewed, I found that there were more female roles than male roles. In my opinion, this seems to portray a greater sense of gender equality. For this reason, I believe that these shows will have a similar impact on the school- age viewers. They will see each gender having equal leading roles in perceived life-like situations. 3 There was a moderate level of aggressive behavior displayed in the programs that I viewed. The level of aggressive behavior was fairly equal among male and female roles, however, the two genders exhibited their aggression in different ways. I found that the men were more aggressive toward objects, while the women were more aggressive toward other people. For example, a girl in one of the shows becomes embarrassed for admiring one of the boys so she hits him. In another episode, there was a female bully
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