COM331 Rutgers How Media in the US Influence the Development of Gender Identity


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Research Paper Draft 1 Specifications: 5-6 double-spaced pages 12 point font, 1 inch margins MLA format No cover page Must include 5 sources. At least one of the sources must offer a counter-argument. Suggested Development: Begin with an Introduction which should: Include a statement of your Research Question Mention the Theoretical Framework/s that you will use Explain the nature and significance of your topic End with your hypothesis In the Body of the paper you should: Define key terms and concept Define the argument within which your research is intervening Use case and theoretical materials together Support claims with evidence Use well-written paragraphs that open with a topic sentence and are narrowly focused on a single issue Put your authors in conversation with each other—most of your paragraphs should reference at least two authors You will not be ready to write a Conclusion yet, as you have much more research, reading, and thinking to do End with a Works Cited page, written in MLA format, on a separate additional page. We will do peer reviews of this draft, and I will provide written feedback. I will not grade the writing, but will give points in the Participation category for completing the draft completely and on-time. Wenyu Zhang Professor Dawn Lilley Research Proposal Draft 2019/03/6 The Topic Gender identity is a societal construct that depicts the extent as to which one conforms to the expectation of oneself in the society and it is mostly formed in adolescence. It is identifying as belonging to a particular sexual orientation and not the other courtesy of the stereotypes set by society. It is the sense of acceptance and belonging to the societal pressures. Media, the communication channels play a significant role in forming and influencing people's attitudes and behavior, especially for children and youth. The influence of the media on the psychosocial development of children is profound. Media content is significant in shaping children's broader beliefs about social roles, such as gender roles. Through a sociological theoretical lens, I will analyze how to do media in the United States influence the development of gender identity of children and adolescents. Also, I will figure out how do children learn about gender through media and explore the role of television in children's lives and the construction of their gender identity. Research question and related questions How do media in the United States influence the development of gender identity of children and adolescents? Through socially constructed ideas on what masculinity and femininity mean, individuals, come to understand their gender from a young age. Such thoughts come through in media, popular, and consumer culture and set norms about how we see and understand gender identities because of their prevalence. Media offers opportunities to reflect on how gender norms and stereotypes are performed and understood in our culture and everyday life. How do children learn about gender through media? Children often internalize gender role stereotypes from books, songs, television, and movies. Television, however, is perhaps the most influential form of media. Research on television viewing and socialization of children shows that TV has a significant impact on the lives of children. Children grow and develop, acquire information and knowledge quickly. They assimilate new media information as they form their cognitive abilities and accommodate it to what they already know. Does television contribute significantly to children's lives and the construction of their gender roles? Television is the media's most widespread form. If young children with developing minds watch many hours of tv and remember how gender stereotypes are reinforced by television, it is not surprising that children develop stereotyped beliefs. The ideas of children about how the world works are derived from their experiences and the attitudes and behaviors they see around them. This understanding may have been developed by the young child who believes that only women are nurses and that only men are doctors because the first doctor he or she saw was a man who was assisted by a female nurse. This idea of "man as a doctor, woman as a nurse" could have been further reinforced by parents, books, friendly conversations, and television. This knowledge will be incorporated into future perceptions if the child frequently meets such gender biases and gender stereotypes. The Adopted Conceptual/Theoretical Framework Children and media I will be using theoretical sources to depict the relationship between children and the media. Children make up more than 1/3 of the world's population, and according to the latest statistics, nearly half of the world's population is under the age of 25. For hundreds of years, media have influenced the development of children in different formats. Recent decades, however, have witnessed an absolute explosion of new media technologies and the rapid adoption by all segments of society of these technologies, especially internet and cell phone technologies. As a result, today's media forces are unprecedented in their omnipresence and ability to influence and shape the developing minds of children. Recent decades, however, have witnessed an absolute explosion of new media technologies and the rapid adoption by all segments of society of these technologies, especially internet and cell phone technologies. Television as a medium of communication Television is one of today's world's most popular forms of communication. Everyone in the world owns a TV and watches it every day for at least 1 hour. This is a sign of the success of this form of communication. News and films are a great way to keep up with the times and new types of communication by watching television shows. For entertainment, fun, relaxation and to keep up with the news around the world, television is used. This form of communication gives you the chance to learn about worldwide events. Television and gender roles Media plays a significant role in creating social norms because various media forms, including advertising, television, and film, are present in current culture almost everywhere. As an example, gender roles exist only because they are accepted by society as a whole, but the media perpetuate them. Television has a significant impact on gender roles and gender stereotypes as the most pervasive form of media. Role of television in children's gender development The TV has a socializing influence on the attitudes of children towards gender roles. In turn, gender role stereotypes seen on television are reinforced by parents, friends, and school, contributing to the child's sense of what it means in society to be male or female. TV sends strong and compelling messages about gender roles that are approved by society, often stereotyped, biased, and outdated. Children are exposed to more and more examples of such gender biases and stereotypes as they continue to develop and grow. ...
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How Media in the United States Influence the Development of Gender Identity of Children and
Date of Submission
This research paper aims at investigating how media in the United States influence the
development of gender identity of children and adolescents. To better answer this question, this
research used a theoretical framework where various secondary sources that talk about issues in
the research question were utilized. The media today is very influential than before and there are
more media that children can easily access whether they are with their parents or alone.
Advancement in technology has further improved the access of media products by children than
before. Before, the major media were mainly television, radios, and magazines; however,
internet today has changed how information can be obtained. For instance, children can use
smartphones to stream information from various media. The study of this research topic is very
crucial to children mostly those in the adolescent stage as well as to the parents. Some
information from these media is useful because they promote morals and create awareness for
the children. Likewise, some contents are misleading and promotes immorality, and thus parents
should be aware and control their children from accessing them. Generally, answering this
research question shall enable people to understand whether media such as television should be
relied upon the development of gender identity of children or not because for long, there has
been a debate some supporting the media while others opposing. The hypothesis for this research

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is that, television media play a crucial role in the development of gender identity of children and
Key Terms and Concept
This section defines the key terms or words related to the research topic. This was crucial to this
research paper especially for those who have no knowledge of the issues under discussion.
Media: The term media refers to channels used for communication where information, news,
promotional message, music, and among others are disseminated to the audience (Market
Business News). Media can be print or broadcast. Print media include magazines, newspapers,
and reports while broadcast media include radio and TV.
Gender identity: This is the conception that one has as either a male or female or sometimes both
(bisexual). This concept is also related to gender role of an individual in the society (Ghoshi 1-4).
Adolescence: This is a transition stage of development that an individual undergoes from
childhood to adulthood (Csikszentmihayi 2-5).
Role of Media in Defining Gender Roles
Gender role is very crucial among children especially at the adolescent stage, and thus it
is necessary to help children understand their roles based on their gender. Since at adolescent
stage is where children transform to adulthood and prepare to take various responsibilities, it is a
stage where they need to be guided on their roles in the society (Banks, Mark & Milestone 7489). Children can learn about their roles once they identi...

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