Week Nine - PSY 265 - Capstone CheckPoint

Week Nine PSY 265 - 1 Running head CAPSTONE CHECKPOINT Capstone CheckPoint 1 YOUR NAME PSY/265 DATE NAME OF PROFESSOR Capstone CheckPoint 2 What

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1 Running head: CAPSTONE CHECKPOINT Capstone CheckPoint 1. YOUR NAME PSY/265 DATE NAME OF PROFESSOR Capstone CheckPoint
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What are the effects of the media’s portrayal of sexuality on adolescents’ sexual lives? It is certainly evident that adolescents are directly affected by the media’s portrayal of sexuality. For instance, the media has a growing tendency to depict young adolescents as acting in sexual and mischievous ways. Media that is deemed as appropriate for adolescents also contains sexual content and both directly and indirectly serves as an influence to them. Sex is all over the media, and as a result, adolescents are greatly exposed to it. As such, adolescents have a higher probability of becoming involved in sexual activities since they may deem such activities as being appropriate. Additionally, a social pressure is placed on these adolescents since the media often times depicts it as a cool and trendy thing to do. The opposite holds true as well; it is not cool and untrendy to not be involved in sexual activities. Overall, the media’s portrayal
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This note was uploaded on 12/06/2010 for the course PSY/265 PSY/265 taught by Professor Axiacollege during the Fall '09 term at University of Phoenix.

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Week Nine PSY 265 - 1 Running head CAPSTONE CHECKPOINT Capstone CheckPoint 1 YOUR NAME PSY/265 DATE NAME OF PROFESSOR Capstone CheckPoint 2 What

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