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Wesley McLaughlin Writing 105 / Sirohi Journal Paraphrase February 13, 2009 It’s Not The Media: The Truth About Pop Culture’s Influence On Children Karen Sternheimer is a media scholar and a Sociologist. She doesn’t debate that mass media has no influence on children, but instead that the influence is independent and changes from person to person rather than the plain “monkey-see-monkey-do” description that people use to blame
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Unformatted text preview: video games, violence, materialism, movies, advertising for sex before marriage, and rap music. Karen pulls apart the details of psychological tests on media’s influence and sees that people rely on unreal settings as well as poor replacements for violence (like making a thunderous noise) proves that these studies do not have nearly enough evidence to support that the media itself will cause awful actions in our youths....
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