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.
Our hypothesis was that everyone
would feel that our media does
affect their self image.
Not at All
• “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.”
• 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
What 3 new things to you think parents,
government officals, schools, etc. could do
to address teenage pregnancy?
In our hypothesis we thought that the people
would say to use popular bulletins, and have
the schools educate better.
Change out look on it
Intstruct earlier in life
Help teens with symptoms
Use social network
Make more public in
• “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”(livestrong.com)
• 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)
In your opinion, what must happen in order to
change attitudes of bigorty and bias perpetrated in
America toward homosexuals?
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
More docs on TV
Public need to be
informed about how they
live (tv, docs etc.)
There born that way
• 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)
• “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
What 3 thinks would improve the
exchange of communication between
parents and teens regarding sexual
In our opinion we thought that people
would say that families need to be
closer together, talk, and communicate
More Family Time
Talking at young age
Talk when emotions are
"Talk" don’t "Yell"
• “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)
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?
Our hypothesis was that it would be
pretty down the middle on this
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, its all about how you
• “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
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