Today, plastic surgery has become in high demand among males and females, teenagers in order to look their physically best. On the other hand Hassen-Biber talks about a critical illness among teenagers and adults called Bulimia Nervosa. Although the authors approach different situations among teenagers and adults in which they put their lives at risk in different ways, both authors agree that one major reason for this issue is the American media. Blum focuses on make over shows and plastic surgery. “Extreme makeover shows us people being made good-looking enough to be on television.” (pg.
Twenge states, “To many older people, it’s funny. But too many younger people the main consumers of the reality shows on, say, MTV it shapes their views of the world” (pg 7). Narcissism is shown often, and without hesitation on reality TV younger viewers are being conditioned by the depiction of narcissism. Slowly, the excess amount of narcissism seems normal. For instance, on “America’s Next Top Model” young viewers wish to be thin, tall, and overall a model, but go about it in the wrong ways.
Nevertheless, those very same good characters lie to each other constantly, even while understanding how two-faced they're being. Secrets pile on top of secrets, making these characters more duplicitous than The Kremlin ever was. The unbelievable deception and absurdity is enough to make the casual viewer want to pick up the television set to try to shake some common sense into all of them. However, it is this exaggerated world of troubled teen romance and sparkly clothes and tasteless drama which is exactly what attracts the demographic that it does. Like almost all the shows ABC Family airs, it appeals to teenage girls—who are able to make their own decisions and develop their own beliefs but, nonetheless, are still very impressionable.
Artists like Bill Haley who produced Rock Around the Clock and Elvis Presley were popular. Elvis tapped into the young teen market and thrilled audiences with this original styles, hip gyrating, and ‘bad boy’ image. Fashion in the 1950s Young Women’s wear – influenced by the rock ‘n’ roll craze. Full skirts in bright colours became popular. Skirts and pants were pinched in at the waist to emphasise the waist and bust.
Unit 4 Assignment 3 Marketing and Advertising definitely have an impact on today’s society, not just children but adults too. The thing that I believe it persuades most people thoughts and attitudes are looks. Almost every commercial, TV show, movie, advertisement has a very good looking man or woman. It affects the mindset of those watching it, either the person become envious and want to look like someone on TV, the person become motivated and starts making themselves look like the person they have seen, or they reach the stage of denial. That is where the person either thinks that they already look like someone on TV or they believe they don’t need to.
And a recent study stated that statistically this movie had a significant impact on how teenage girls treat each other, the results proved to be negative. As stated in the beginning all movies have one thing in common-to capture the viewer’s eye. Each of these movies did just that; however they each also provided some form of negative influence on the young audiences of today’s
Today’s top entertainment as far as media goes is television. Viewers choose to watch reality television over any other programming because it’s filled with much controversy and stereotyping. People don’t necessarily watch the programming because of the stereotyping, but because it’s entertaining all the time. Some stereotypes go back to a color issue of black and white. They are based on white females, black females, and black males.
This is especially so for heavy viewers of TV. Cultivation theory also maintains that culture influences what is shown on TV so that there is a dynamic between TV and culture in that they can be mutually reinforcing, although this aspect has not been emphasized in previous research. However, it will become more important from a mental models perspective.Much of the early research on cultivation theory focused on the influence of TV violence on perceptions of social reality. According to cultivation theory, heavy viewers of TV should see the world as a more violent
shows, movies, and music are using sex and drugs to capture their audiences; and it works. The Baby Boomer generation, as well as Generation X sees this content as inappropriate material to be viewed in society; but with Generation Y this form of media actually depicts how the “Pot Culture” is on the rise. Over the years forms of media have sprung
Positive ads such as “friends don’t let friends drive drunk” and the NAACP slogan “a mind is a terrible thing to waste” will help raise the conscience level of young people and make them think more about how their actions affect other people. Making advertisements such as this government promoted and allowing them to air during the peak viewing hours of television will expose them to a large group of the target population. Since the emergence of facebook, youtube, blogging, vloging etc children have been exposed to more than they have ever been in the past. The big powerhouse sites such as