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ERIC Number: ED530934
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 126
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1095-2091-0
Psychological Warfare: The Media and Relational Aggression among Female College Students
Goldberg, Rebecca M.
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Florida
For this study, the researcher examined the media's influences on the experience of relational aggression among college women. Women in the United States of America are learning to stifle their true selves in favor of the feminine ideal, which includes behaving covertly. Examples of female behavior as presented in the Western media include a wide array of images of women committing acts of relational aggression by means of backstabbing, manipulating, gossiping, and indirectly expressing anger. When considering resolutions to this problem, feminist and relational-cultural frameworks were applied with the understanding that a person develops her self-identity within the context of greater cultural structures. The individual, as well as society, must change in order to rectify the negative effects associated with relational aggression. The presence and impact of these phenomena were considered. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United States