Media and Relationships Research Paper by hicaliber

Media and Relationships
An analysis of the effect of television on viewer's satisfaction of the relationships they are in.
# 93295 | 2,336 words | 22 sources | MLA | 2007 | US

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This study reviews current models of thinking surrounding marriage, as it is portrayed in the media. It evaluates how the media influences current thinking about marriage and discusses if that influence has extended to create changes in behavior. The writer hypothesizes that media influences tend to result in a lower level of satisfaction with current relationships for the average viewer, even when one is in a steady and fulfilling relationship.

Table of Contents:
Review of Literature and Rational Section
Introduction/Statement of the problem
Review of Literature
Research Questions and Hypothesis

Sample of Sources Used:

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