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ERIC Number: EJ1031647
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1740-4622
The Frankenstein Project: Examining Media's Role in Constructing Romantic Relationship Ideals
Ribarsky, Elizabeth
Communication Teacher, v28 n3 p160-164 2014
Media have become ever-present factors in most college students' lives (Turan, Tinmaz, & Goktas, 2013). Despite this infiltration, students (and most of the public) remain remarkably unaware of the significant role the media can play in the construction of a social reality and, in turn, how individuals act and interact on a daily basis (Considine, Horton, & Moorman, 2009). Specifically, the focus of this single class, active learning exercise is to encourage students to become more critical consumers of the media and analyze the role of the media and Cultivation Theory in developing and reinforcing romantic relationship ideals, including gender-role expectations. This activity is appropriate for the following courses: Interpersonal Communication, Mass Communication, Gender Communication, and Introductory Communication.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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