Psych250_Project2 - Umich ID # 11638200 Psychology 250...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–3. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Umich ID # 11638200 Psychology 250 Thursday Discussion 1pm-2pm Due March 15, 2012
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
According to Strasburger (2005), American media has become the leading sex educator in the United States. Stating that the average adolescent has seen nearly 15,000 sexual references on television, and roughly 80% of popular teen shows reference sexual content. Despite numerous references to sexual activities on teen television shows, there are rarely any references about what a healthy self-image is, and how to prevent growing concerns such as pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases. In fact leading networks, like ABC refuse to advertise condoms, and terms advertisements for prescription contraceptives unacceptable. Three ABC network shows fit perfectly into this modern day media stereotype. An episode of popular teen shows including Pretty Little Liars, Desperate Housewives, and Make It or Break It were viewed, and coded according to sexual behaviors, comments, and patterns. Each show contained numerous sexual comments and explicit sexual behaviors, and little to no mention of how to prevent such issues, thus reinforcing the concerns about teen television. In three hours of television, 54 incidences of sexual behaviors were found in all.
Background image of page 2
Image of page 3
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 03/15/2012 for the course PSYCH 250 taught by Professor Ward during the Winter '08 term at University of Michigan.

Page1 / 3

Psych250_Project2 - Umich ID # 11638200 Psychology 250...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 3. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online