assignment 4

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This week's writing assignment is to analyze portrayals of attraction in more detail through the media.  To begin, select a media source - TV show, movie, novel, song, etc.- that demonstrates elements of attraction.  In your written response, you must identify THREE concepts from Chapter 10 that appear in your selection - you may choose to analyze more than one source to capture all THREE concepts if desired but cannot analyze the SAME concept in more than one source.  You need to 1) provide an explanation of the concept in your own words, 2) provide an example and 3) explain why the example is an appropriate illustration of your concept.

For example, let's say you pick the concept of similarity and analyze the TV show Saved by the Bell.  You should first explain how similarity is thought to influence attraction in your own words.  Next, briefly describe a relevant scene or relationship from the show, making sure to explain how this example demonstrates the concept: Zach Morris and Kelly Kapowski are both popular and good looking students in high school.  Because they share these similarities, they are likely to be interested in each other and in fact flirt and/or date in many episodes.  **This is just a brief example, your three concepts should be explained in more detail.**

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Portrayals of Attraction
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Prejudice
Prejudice in “To Kill A Mockingbird film”

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Discrimination

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Discrimination in “12 Angry Men” Film

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Stereotyping
The stereotype in “The Green Mile “film


Running head: PORTRAYALS OF ATTRACTION

Portrayals of Attraction
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PORTRAYALS OF ATTRACTION
Prejudice

Prejudice can be defined as a negative affective feeling towards an individual, a group of
people based on their membership in a particular group where they seem different from all the
other members. The word is mainly negative or unfavorable feelings or actions against other
people based on their attributes like social class, age, sex, gender, race, religion, nationality
among other aspects. Prejudice can also be connected to a person’s unfounded beliefs and
attitudes that refute critical thinking or normal truths. There are various circumstances where
people experience prejudice that make them victims of bad experience or which make their
human rights be disrespected.
There are some theories that have been adopted to explain prejudice deeper which
include the integrated threat theory (ITT). The theory was developed by Walter G Stephan.
Walter builds up his theory on different explanations from the psychology of prejudice as well as
outgroup and in-group behavior. Some of these psychological explanations are realistic threats,
symbolic threats, intergroup anxiety as well as negative stereotypes that are common in society.
Prejudice has three main components which include cognitive components, affective components
and finally behavioral components...


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