apmt440 | undergraduate

Influence Of Media On Behavior

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This course explores the ways in which contemporary media shape cultures and human behaviors, including the role that media plays in influencing behaviors related to nutrition, body image and violence, and the impact on teenagers and children. Other topics include media literacy, education, and celebrity culture.

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Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5

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    Mediaâ s Impact on Society

    • Identify how propaganda can be used to influence how change will affect mass culture.
    • Explain how media can be used for mass persuasion gains, and use deductive reasoning to identify media persuasion tactics.
    • Describe how mass society theories influence human behavior.
    • Describe how selective influence theory employs propaganda to derive positive and negative societal changes.

    Mediaâ s Impact on Violence and Gender Issues

    • Analyze media’s portrayal of crime and its effect on social perception.
    • Identify how media affects the perception of violence within the culture.
    • Analyze how media influences the affiliation process of friendship, love, and romance.
    • Compare how various genders are portrayed in media and the impact this has on society.
    • Explore how media affects body image and eating behaviors.

    Mediaâ s Impact Throughout the Developmental Stages in Children and Teens

    • Analyze how socioeconomic issues related to media access affect human behavior.
    • Evaluate how social media connectivity impacts child and teen development.
    • Describe how personal mobile and wearable smart technological devices persuade an individual’s behavior and individual and social goals.

    The Future of Media Psychology

    • Discuss how social networking and social media is influencing and changing the way information travels throughout society.
    • Examine societal limitations to information and technology regulations.
    • Explore how anarchy and the breakdown of a collective society can occur through media.
    • Explain how dependence on information sources can affect human behavior based on social class and ethnicity.
    • Identify career opportunities within the professional field of media psychology.

    Media Psychology

    • Interpret how media psychology is both an academic and practitioner field.
    • Analyze the implications of empirical research in media psychology
    • Examine how personal assumptions influence the scope and perceptions of the role of media technologies in society.
    • Identify the challenges of defining a professional field of study that has a continual emergence of new technology.
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