Contemporary Adolescent Stereotypes Essay by Master Researcher

Contemporary Adolescent Stereotypes
A discussion regarding the effect that television, the media and peer pressure have on the stereotypical images many adolescents strive to emulate.
# 86435 | 900 words | 4 sources | 2005 | US

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This paper discusses contemporary adolescent stereotypes. It focuses on gender roles, gender identification and the association with stereotypes about weight and attractiveness. This paper refers to a study comparing US to European values among adolescents, and a study examining the effects of MTV videos on adolescents and their stereotypical belief systems.

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"In their attempts to push their belief in their own maturation and distinguish themselves from being a child, adolescents are caught in often not knowing what to do, who to trust, what to believe and/or how to act. As a result, many adopt stereotypical behaviors based on views they have heard expressed by other adults or may have seen or heard on TV. In this brief literature review, research is cited to link sex roles and gender stereotypes with stereotypical attitudes and beliefs about weight and body image."

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