COM267Media Effects From Sexual Content

COM267Media Effects From Sexual Content - Media Effects...

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Media Effects From Sexual Content Sexual content- all types of media that either showor imply sex Government Action - National Comission on Obscenity and Porn o Reported no known harm - Meese Commission report on porn o Concluded that there was harm Definitional Problems - Sexual Problems o Showing or implying sexual acts or making sexual references or innuendoes - Pornography o The graphic and explicit depictions of sexual activity Obscenity - 3 criteria to define legal obscenity o 1. The material appeals to a pruient intrest in sex (shameful, lustful) o 2. The material is patently offensive or beyond community standards o 3. The material lacks “serious, literary, artistic, poliical or scientific value) Sexual Content in Media - Television o 56% include sexual content o major findings Talk about sex much more frequent than actual behavior 27% showed explicit sexual behavior only 10% depicted or implied intercourse 50% involve people in relationships TEEN SEX USUALLY ASSOCIATED W/ RISK
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This note was uploaded on 01/13/2012 for the course COM 267 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at Michigan State University.

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