26 March 2010 Lecture

26 March 2010 Lecture - Two types of models: o Proxi model...

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26 March 2010 Recitation Television Images and Adolescent Girls’ Body Image Disturbance Article Black box issue Where processes occur that you cant actually watch or identify Issues with the Methods of the Study; Approaches Self-selection bias Problem with external validity Doesn’t define terms for socioeconomic status Couldn’t do a meta-analysis if she even wanted to Comparing opposite things in her analyses Social Comparison Theory The theory posits that people will compare themselves and significant others to people and images whom they perceive to represent realistic goals to attain o Individuals will be motivated to meet that goal after a comparison o People make automatic comparison as a result of seeing these images without even knowing they are doing it
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Unformatted text preview: Two types of models: o Proxi model o Triadic model When people do this they are trying to make themselves feel better either by comparing themselves to better people, trying to make themselves better, or comparing to those who they view as lower than them Schadenfreude: Dark Joy (taking joy in other peoples misery; German term) Critical Viewing o Watch with a critical and really try to figure out whats going on; use of subtext What to Take away from Article: Know what social comparison theory is Understand idea of critical viewing Reinforce experience People exposed to thin ideal messages are more likely to follow these idea Understand theoretical bases, conclusions and how author got there...
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