Adolescent sex and mass media: A developmental approach

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Abstract

Media critics point to adolescents' exposure to "sexy" television and popular music. Developmental transitions lead to increased information seeking, and developmental tasks force adolescents to find information sources other than their parents, implying a link between sexy media and adolescent development. Media research informed by knowledge of adolescent development may be able to clarify this connection, and model development is discussed here.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)798-811
Number of pages14
JournalAdolescence
Volume35
Issue number140
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2000

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)

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