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Reality-Based Television Programming and the Psychology of Its Appeal
Despite the general presence of reality-based television programming for more than a decade and its recent increasing popularity, the extant literature on the phenomenon is limited. In Study 1, weExpand
Sex on TV 4 2005: a Kaiser Family Foundation report.
One of the critical challenges facing young people today is developing a healthy understanding of their sexuality, and the mass media and in particular television have grown increasingly frequent and prominent raising important societal concerns. Expand
Sexual Socialization Messages on Entertainment Television: Comparing Content Trends 1997–2002
Previous content analyses of sex on television have relied on differing measures and sampling strategies, which makes it difficult to compare patterns of sexual portrayals over time. This large-scaleExpand
Sexual Socialization Messages on Television Programs Most Popular Among Teens
This paper examines the portrayal of sexual messages in the top 20 most popular television programs among teenagers in the United States. It compares findings from the 2001–2002 and 2004–2005Expand
Sexual messages on television: Comparing findings from three studies
Television portrayals may contribute to the sexual socialization of children and adolescents, and therefore it is important to examine the patterns of sexual content presented on television. ThisExpand
Sex on TV (2). A biennial report to the Kaiser Familiy Foundation.
The structure for our report of findings is organized into the following sections summarized here. First we examine the Frequency of Sexual Content throughout the overall television landscapeExpand