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What does TV tell us about relationships? Charisse Corsbie-Massay March 10, 2009 PSYC 359
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Sonia Livingstone (1990) “Television has come to dominate the hours in our day, the organization of our living rooms, the topics of our conversations, our conceptions of pleasure, the things to which we look forward, the way we amuse our children, and the way we discover the world we live in. Many also argue that television has come to dominate what we think, how we think, and what we think about.”
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Do we learn from TV? TV is pervasive and persuasive Time spent with media 6.5-8.5 hours per day Reliance on TV for answers This question is different from What do we learn from TV?”
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What do we learn from TV? Homogenous TV messages affect expectations of reality (televised reality) Is TV real ? Social scripts/schemas Narratives essential to understanding the social world - what is expected and normal Cultivation Theory (Gerbner 1973) Those that spend more time ‘living’ in the world of TV are more likely to see the ‘real world’ in terms of the images, values, portrayals and ideologies that emerge through the lens of television. Pluralistic Ignorance
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Cultivation in Action Age Discrepancies Gender Inequality Work Mean World Syndrome Family Relations and Marriage “Families are good” “Being single is bad” Heavy viewers report their own marriages as “less fulfilling”
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