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  1. 1. How important is the media in defining a college students self image? • Our hypothesis was that everyone would feel that our media does affect their self image.
  2. 2. Our hypothesis was that everyone would feel that our media does affect their self image.
  3. 3. 0 2 4 Very Moderately Somewhat Not at All Males 65+ Females 65+ Males 19-24 Females 19-24 RESULTS
  4. 4. Popular Source • “Some teens struggle with their self-esteem when they begin puberty because the body goes through many changes. These changes, combined with a natural desire to feel accepted, mean it can be tempting for people to compare themselves with others. They may compare themselves with the people around them or with actors and celebs they see on TV, in movies, or in magazines.” (
  5. 5. Scientific Source • In a research by University of Central Florida’s Daniel Agliata, he found that exposure to media images of the ideal male body, defined as lean and muscular, can have deleterious effects on mood and body satisfaction in men.(Agliata) • In another research by South Florida’s J. Thompson she found that magazines and televison may lead to body image dissatisfaction and eating disordered symptomatology among girls and women.(Thompson)
  6. 6. What 3 new things to you think parents, government officals, schools, etc. could do to address teenage pregnancy?
  7. 7. In our hypothesis we thought that the people would say to use popular bulletins, and have the schools educate better.
  8. 8. Results Moral beliefs Change out look on it Intstruct earlier in life Help teens with symptoms Use social network Make more public in schools other…
  9. 9. Popular Source • “Preventing teenage pregnancy may also come down to overcoming parent-child communication barriers. The National Campaign reports that teens say their parents influence their decisions about sex, love and relationships the most”(
  10. 10. Scientific Source • Our task force quickly found from our work that infant mortality was not specifically a medical issue but a socio-economic one. As corollary to the findings, a separate study group was formed to address teen pregnancy. This group documented that teen pregnancy was one of the root causes of infant mortality. (dccampaign)
  11. 11. In your opinion, what must happen in order to change attitudes of bigorty and bias perpetrated in America toward homosexuals?
  12. 12. Our hypothesis was that a lot of the guys would be strongly opionated toward not changing anything, and the women would feel strong to change something.
  13. 13. Results Changes Nothing More docs on TV Public need to be informed about how they live (tv, docs etc.) There born that way Other…
  14. 14. Popular Source • North Carolina laws protect against discrimination for race, religion, or country of origin by classifying them as hate crimes, which carry stiffer penalties. Assistant district attorney James Blanton said, “Sexual orientation is not one of the protected classes. If someone commits a misdemeanor assault based on the fact that the victim has a different sexual orientation that they're not satisfied with, it would not bump it up to a felony.”(wwaytv3)
  15. 15. Scientific Source • “a difference between heterosexual males and females in their ad-herence to traditional gender role attitudes may be a mechanism that is partly responsible for the gender difference in negative attitudes toward gay men” (Kerns)
  16. 16. What 3 thinks would improve the exchange of communication between parents and teens regarding sexual relations?
  17. 17. In our opinion we thought that people would say that families need to be closer together, talk, and communicate better.
  18. 18. Results Improvements More Family Time Talking at young age Honesty Talk when emotions are low "Talk" don’t "Yell" Other…
  19. 19. Popular Source
  20. 20. Scientific Source • “55% of women reported their mothers provided them with at least some information on contraception whereas 20% of fathers did the same. 2/3 of mothers and 1/3 of fathers give information about sexual relationship topics such as postponing sex, dating partners, and sexual predators. Only half of all mothers and less than a quarter provided discussion about std’s and hiv’s.” (Hutchinson)
  21. 21. Do you feel that some sexual behaviors have become fads or something to do because the perception is that everyone is doing it? If so, could you name some of these fads? Why might this be the case?
  22. 22. Our hypothesis was that it would be pretty down the middle on this question.
  23. 23. Results Feelings Yes, boys feel pressured to have sex yes, girls will do what they can for attention yes, both feel the pressures of having sex no no, its all about how you feel personally
  24. 24. Popular Source • mec
  25. 25. Scientific Source • “Findings from this study show the following that peer pressure and peer conformity can be reliably and efficiently assessed in young adolescents, that doing things in order to be popular with others is strongly related to feeling pressured by others to engage in certain activities, and that peer pressure is a far stronger predictor of risk behaviors and potential psychosocial difficulties than popularity.” (Santor)
  26. 26. Works Cited • Daniel, Agliata. "The Impact of Media Exposure on Males' Body Image." Media Exposure 23.1 (2004): 7-22. Web. 28 Nov 2010. • Darcy, Santor. "Measuring Peer Pressure, Popularity, and Conformity in Adolescent Boys and Girls." Predicting School Performance, Sexual Attitudes, and Substance Abuse 29.2 (2000): n. pag. Web. 28 Nov 2010. < • John, Kerns. "The Relation Between Gender and Negative Attitudes Toward Gay Men and Lesbians." Do Gender Role Attitudes Mediate This Relation 31.5/6 (1994): n. pag. Web. 26 Nov 2010. <httpL//>. • J. Kevin, Thomspon. "The Media's Influence on Body Image Disturbace and Eating Disorders: We've Reviled Them, Now Can We Rehabilitate Them?." 55.2 339-353. Web. 28 Nov 2010. • "Kids health." Kids health. The Neumors Foundation, 2010. Web. 22 Nov 2010. <>. • Katherine, Hutchinson. "Patterns of Parent-Teen Sexual Risk Communication." Implications for Intervention (1998): 185-194. Web. 27 Nov 2010. <>. • "Preventing teen pregnancy could save DC governmnet a mint." dccampaign. N.p., 2010. Web. 21 Nov 2010. <>. • "Teen Pregnancy." Livestrong. Livestrong, 2010. Web. 23 Nov 2010. <httpL//>.