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Chapter 7 - Attitudes Lecture Notes for 2/28/06
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Effects of the Media on Attitudes People draw inferences from how people are portrayed in the media, even when no one is trying to shape their attitudes This can lead to promoting stereotypes Stereotype - A generalization about a group of people in which identical characteristics are assigned to virtually all members of the group, regardless of actual variation among members.
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Promoting stereotypes April, 1941 Media can reflect stereotypes or make them stronger
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“Dreamworlds II: Desire, Power, and Sex in Music Videos” - available at PSU library A controversial video that MTV tried to ban. Portrays the impact that sex and
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Unformatted text preview: violence in media have on society and culture in our everyday life. Shows scenes from over 165 music videos to show how the media portrays masculinity, femininity, sex, and sex roles. Includes a scene of a brutal gang rape from the movie, The accused. "Warning: this video contains a very brutal and shocking scene of sexual violence. It is imperative that instructors view the tape beforehand, provide adequate warning to students, and ensure that they can leave the screening at any time, if they desire"--cassette label On Thursday Exam #2...
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This note was uploaded on 05/26/2008 for the course PSYCH 221 taught by Professor Signorella,margar during the Fall '07 term at Pennsylvania State University, University Park.

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