How Culture Influences Social Perceptions & Expectations

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Which of the following groups is most often portrayed as powerful and capable in the media?

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1. Which of the following best describes relationships between men and women in music videos and video games?

2. What are the unintended consequences to young girls who are repeatedly exposed to touched-up photographs of very thin models?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Culture can have a huge impact on an individual's social views, and you can see how well you understand this subject through this quiz and printable worksheet. The portrayal of different social groups in the media, the relationships between them, and the consequences of exposure to these stereotypes will form the basis of the practice questions.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Topics discussed in the quiz will include the following:

  • Social groups portrayed as powerful and capable
  • Relationships between men and women in popular media
  • Media stereotypes of the disabled
  • Consequences of exposure to retouched photographs of models
  • Representations of Asian and Hispanic men

Skills Practiced

In these guides, you will showcase your skill in:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on cultural representations in media
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about body image in popular media in a different light
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding portrayal of racial stereotypes and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about media representation of disabled people

Additional Learning

Keep learning about this social topic by reviewing the associated lesson titled How Culture Influences Social Perceptions & Expectations. Some goals of this lesson include:

  • Define media and understand how people use it
  • Explain how gender and race are stereotyped in popular media
  • Identify ways in which body image is misrepresented
  • Discuss the effects of media portrayals of disabled people
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