CH26+Cultivation+Theory+DQs

CH26+Cultivation+Theory+DQs - television / program viewing...

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G201: Comm Theory – Discussion Questions ( continued on reverse ) CULTIVATION THEORY (George Gerbner) 1. What characteristics of Gerber’s study mark his research as an “objective approach” to theory? 2. What are some of the unequal patterns of violence Gerbner’s Cultural Indicators project identified? What are some reasons you think those patterns are significant? 3. What categories did Gerbner create for television viewers? Do you agree with his classifications? Why? 4. If you were doing research on “heavy” and “light” viewers of television today, what factors would you need to take into consideration that Gerbner didn’t have to account for 40 years ago? How has
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Unformatted text preview: television / program viewing changed? G201: Comm Theory Discussion Questions 5. What are the four attitudes associated with the mean world syndrome? 6. Describe mainstreaming. Why is this effect a significant social and political effect of television? 7. Describe resonance. Why is this effect a significant social and political effect of television? 8. Imagine you were doing a cultivation theory study but you didnt want to study violence on television. What other critical topics might be important to study?...
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