SPLENDOR IN THE GRASS – PHYCOLOGICAL ANALYSIS “Splendor In The Grass” Psychological Analysis Author Note This paper was prepared for Psychology 1, The film, Splendor in the Grass, presents us the argument between respectable behavior and human desire pushing both lovers to physical and psychological collapse. The relationship between Deanie and Bud as a
According to Stephanie Hanes’ article titled “Little Girls or Little Women? The Disney Princess Effect," she covers the story of Mary Finucane and her daughter, whom she observed and realized that she had changed abruptly from her usual playful self to a serious and more mature looking character despite her young age (509). Later she came to discover that this was because of the effects of the Disney programs that her daughter had begun watching. Hanes covers the issue of young girls growing up in a highly sexualized environment. Her article explains the influence that the media have on sexualizing the environment for kids through the biased images of women on the internet, books and even television. To support her notion, Hanes applies some
The Sexuality of Adolescent Americans: Juno Abstract Sexuality and sex in America is a complicated subject in that there is little consensus on the topic of sex in, and the American media sends many mixed messages regarding sex and sexuality to everyone, not just to adolescents. Americans are aware of sex primarily through advertising (print media, commercials, etc.) as sex is used to sell anything and everything. The media also bombards Americans with sexuality and sex on television and in films. The sexuality of teenagers is not a straightforward issue in America either. Many parents do not discuss sex or sexuality with their children. There have been ongoing debates as to whether sexuality should be taught as part of school curricula because there are such a great deal of adolescents participating in reckless and/or dangerous sexual behaviors, largely because they are grossly uneducated about sex. The paper will reference the film Juno and other texts as a meditation on the relationship between adolescent sexuality and the media.
He adopts an ambivalent tone in order to examine the conflicting views of high school genre films. Denby’s purpose in writing this essay is to show how the overuse of these stereotypes results in few original teen films. Original movies expose their viewers to a diverse range of people and ways of thinking. Adolescents often mirror or find inspiration in the characters they see in media, so it is important to depict a variety of people in media targeted towards them. People of various sexual orientations should be represented more prominently and truthfully in media targeted towards children in order to promote acceptance and provide role models for those exploring their identity.
The authors studied the depictions and portrayals of women’s and men’s bodies were more likely to appear in Disney movies as well as other G-rated movies, which was pretty odd for young children. They maintained, “Research cannot address what children take away from their repeated viewings of such movies […] we will need research on what children take away from such media to address these issues” (Martin and Kazyak 2009:319,321). Not to mention, the authors also wondered what social-sexual information would be available to young children as they were watching the G-rated
The sexualization of young girls and women in society is a prevalent theme in mass media. Presently, the sexualization of females is commonly seen in various consumer items like clothes, dolls, and even in Disney movies, according to “The Sexualization of Girls Is Harmful” article. The author says that sexualization occurs when “a person’s value comes only from his or her sexual appeal or behavior; a person is held to a standard that equates physical attractiveness with being sexy; a person is sexually objectified- made into a thing for others’ sexual use; and sexuality is inappropriately imposed upon a person (AboutKidsHealth).” Furthermore, the author provides statistics on how girls are being sexualized by the products they see and use
Man has always looked up to others who are smarter, wealthier, or more important than he is for a guide on how to live. In modern times these roles are often thrown into the laps of celebrities. Since the understanding of celebrities come from the productions they endorse, man 's
In the American culture today, women are becoming more sexualized at a younger age due to the influences of the corporate media. Corporate media and society form the perfect idealistic body that
Olive is a typical 7 year old American girl who’s dream is to win Ever since its national appearance little girls are coiffed, heavily made-up, sprayed with tanning lotion, lathered in sequins and poured into showgirl outfits. They prance about the stage, with music telling them to “Work it, own it”. The film exposes how cruel and unreasonable the process actually is. Prepubescent girls are trained to compete as sex dolls. Who knows how will this affect these children in the long run and what does it say about the society that invents and promotes such psychologically damaging
Our sex saturated media is also generating conflict in young girls’ development. The portrayal of women as sexual objects is discussed in the article “The sexualization of Girls is Harmful” by Olivia Ferguson and Hayley Mitchell Haugen. The article cites statistics of “prime-time television shows popular among children” remarking that “12% of sexual comments involved sexual objectification toward women” and “23% of sexual behaviors involved leering, ogling or catcalling at female characters”.(par 6) The feature provides www.aboutkidshealth.ca/ as an “online resource for information about areas of children’s health and family life”. (Par 1) This web site states “depression, low self-esteem and eating disorders” as consequences for media sexualizing women. (Par 2) The research defines “the objectification theory as a psychological theory explaining the
The movie industry creates projects based on viewer demand. The more familiar a subject or situation feels to the audience, the more likely it will generate revenue and positive reviews. Therefore, popular films – especially the teen girl genre – are used to communicate present cultural issues in order to create a familiar atmosphere for their audience. For example, two distinct teen girl films – Pariah and Blue is the Warmest Color – incorporate similar coming of age stories in order to communicate and relate the complexity teenage girl development. Both films deal with queer adolescent females who explore their identity through different circumstances. Therefore, these films express female sexuality as a fluid experience by challenging
Each video was watched twice, to ensure that no characteristics were missed. Videos were analyzed through the use of sexual characteristics and non-sexual characteristics tally sheets. When a specific characteristic was present it would only be marked down once per video. Because the focus of this research was on sexualization of women, only females were identified and coded.
If movies contain cigarette smoking, I do not think they should be rated R. When a movie is rated R and you are under the age of seventeen you have to be accompanied by an adult. I don’t think something you see every day on the streets or TV commercials should make a movie fall under the rated R category. Most or all movies that have been labeled rated R have nudity, foul language, illegal substance abuse, or all of the above. Yes, cigarette smoking is frowned upon but not nearly as much as the other substances shown in R rated movies.
The Ugly Truth: An analysis of gender roles in modern film Since its humble beginnings in the later years of the nineteenth century, film has undergone many changes. One thing that has never changed is the filmmaker’s interest in representing society in the present day. For better or worse, film