LEARNING CHECK STATION 2
True or False
1.Media stereotype is a media image based on prejudice
2.Cumulative effect is the idea that long periods of exposure to media
3.A social construct is an idea created by biology
4.Norms and expectations are patterns of behaviour and not at all affected
by the media
5.Women are often portrayed as sex objects by the media
6.Families use the media as a substitute hearth
7.Media imperialism is the idea we gain views from a range of cultural
8.Censorship is preventing certain things from becoming public knowledge
9.Pluralism is the view that one owner of the media is a positive thing
10.Hyperreality is an alternative reality created by the media.
LEARNING CHECK STATION 3
Who am I? Read each statement and decide who the theory is…
1) The media gives us:
•Like a drug - injection
•Shapes people - persuasion
2) The media offers us:
•Different uses of the media
(4 needs - information/identity/relationships/entertainment)
3)This approach argues that press owners are in a strong position to be able to
put their own political views across. As they are the owners they can control the
content so that it is in line with their own political and economic interests. To
support this opinion several developments within the media are highlighted
4) Sees that the media can be READ IN DIFFERENT WAYS due to a persons
culture/background/characteristics (gender/age and social class) affects how
they read the media
2. Decoding theory.
3. Uses and
LEARNING CHECK STATION 4
Match up the speech bubbles to
show the argument of to what
extent are the political views
presented by the mass media
are those of the rich and
powerful in society.
LEARNING CHECK STATION 6
What are the following effects
of the media?
LEARNING CHECK STATION 7
Who commits crime? For each
state which group commits
LEARNING CHECK STATION 8
True or false:
1. Boys are more likely to be socialised to be tough and aggressive.
2. Girls have more opportunity to commit crime.
3. Boys are more closely watched by their family.
4. The chivalry thesis states girls are treated more harshly by the courts.
5. The difference in statistics between female and males could be due to
6. Ladette culture means these trends could change.
7. Crime is more likely to be in inner city areas.
8. Crime is more likely to be committed by those aged 14-24
9. Chinese people are most likely to commit crime.
10. Institutional racism is to blame for high ethnic prison populations.
11. White collar crimes are crimes of the working class
12. Anomie is a situation of agreement in society
Exam questions- Explain what
Sociologists mean by…
• Criminal stereotype
• White collar crime
• Peer pressure
Define + Example + Explanation/ Effect