The way in which relationships are portrayed in the media affects: A) general relationship beliefs. B) how people evaluate their own relationships. C) how people behave in relationships. D) all of the above.
Jaspreet and Imara are friends living in the same town in India. Both are getting married this summer, Jaspreet to a neighborÕs son who was selected for her by her family and Imara to a young man she met in one of her university classes. Based on research comparing happiness in arranged marriages and partner-selected marriages, who would you predict will have higher marital satisfaction? A) Imara, because she was able to choose her partner B) Jaspreet, because arranged marriages are culturally accepted in India C) Jaspreet initially, but her satisfaction will decline over time and eventually Imara will be more satisfied D) Imara initially, but JaspreetÕs satisfaction will increase over time and in the end she will be more satisfied than Imara
Jennie is 14 years old. Because her parents work long hours, she often watches shows on television with sexual and violent content that she knows her parents would not approve of. Based on how media exposure affects beliefs about relationships, what would you predict about JennieÕs behavior? A) Jennie will become sexually active later than her same-age peers who watch less sexual and violent content on television. B) There will be no difference between when Jennie becomes sexually active compared to her peers who watch less sexual and violent content on television. C) Jennie will likely report engaging in similar levels of sexual behavior as 16- or 17-year-old girls. D) Jennie will likely report engaging in similar levels of sexual behavior as the adults she watches on television.
Which of the following statements about the effect of media messages on our standards and beliefs about intimate relationships is true? A) The effects of watching sexually violent films tend to fade within a few hours. B) Educating people about the effects of media messages has no affect on their resistance to such messages. C) Adolescents exposed to sexual behaviors on television subsequently delay sexual behavior themselves. D) Men exposed to pictures of nude centerfolds subsequently report less love for their wives.