Type: Discussion Board
Unit 4: Emotions, Persuasion, and Stereotypes
Deliverable Length: 600-700
You will be attending an upcoming psychological conference on psychology and mass media. While packing for the conference, you are struck by a particular advertisement you see on television. You have seen this same product advertised in magazines, on the radio, on billboards, and on the Internet. This commercial has you thinking more about the interplay between psychology and mass media. You decide to analyze the advertising campaign and use it as an example during the conference.
Using a psychosocial perspective and media research, you will analyze a product campaign to fully demonstrate your understanding of the effects and impacts of propaganda, social influence, persuasion, and attitude changes on society. You will also examine how your own behaviors are influenced by popular media and mass communication.
Select a company that is currently promoting one of its products and has an extensive advertising campaign running at this time.
Reading and Learning Materials
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Emotions, Persuasions, and Stereotypes
Mass media has been an ancient method of influencing people’s beliefs, emotions, opinions, and attitudes. The mass media influence elicits two kinds of responses. First, it strengthens the exciting perspective of the audience. Secondly, it converts; attitude change, attitude shifting from negative to positive and vice versa…