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Running head: ASSIGNMENT 6.


Assignment 6.3 Signature Assignment

Yanett Munguia

Fresno Pacific University


Signature Assignment

Our life has become overruled by the media’s socialization perceptions. Methods of

socialization refer to the study of appropriate behaviors of other people. We have allowed media

to control what is acceptable in terms of our clothing, our make up, personal appearance, weight,

haircut, the way we speak, who we admire or hate, and so many more aspects of our lives.

Media partakes in a major influence in literally every move we make. Day by day this

power the media carries over our socialization beliefs increases. Whether it is for the best or the

worst is the question that remains standing. Teaching children from a young age that males and

females are to be treated equally can make a critical effect on the view children will have as they

grow and become more aware of things.

The first topic that I came across discusses the medias bias opinions of whether there are

innate differences between the sexes of gender in learning. “Both women and men were outraged

by a remark that said more men than women are scientists due to the differences in intrinsic

aptitude. This remark was blamed on socialization and discrimination” (Glazer, 2005).

For many years the argument as to who is more intellectually fit between men and

women has been continuous. Further evidence was introduced by the journal of Nature

Neuroscience in which they shared that, “male and female brains differ atomically in subtle

ways, but no one knows how or even if the astronomical differences relate or affect the cognitive

performances” (Nature Neuroscience, 2005. P.253).

Additionally, Harvard psychologist Steven Pinker commented in his book The Blank

Slate, about the cognitive differences between females and males. He argued that these

influences are to be blamed on the evolutionary and biological roles. These include genetic

development and environmental exposures. Developmental genetics refers to the study of the

way genes control your growth and development of organisms during your life cycle. Exposure

to environment refers to being around the toxins. The fact that you are a male or female does not

make you any smarter or less smart.

Generally speaking it seems to be that the resource statistics come mainly from the bias

socialization. In which men are genuinely superior to women in all aspect. It can seem to be a

mutual ground where everyone can be great in the same or other topics. All things considered

we are inclined to believe a specified socialization in the way that men are to be considered

compared to women and vice versa. You are inclined to believe the facts that your family carries

toward you. Women have been degraded for many years and they are not acknowledged for the

things they are capable of doing.

Learning to accept that both genders are capable of reaching great lengths in any work

field they choose to pursue should be introduced at a young age. The stereotypes do not have to

become a reality in everyone’s life. We can make a different in the future generations in which

one can be anything they set their mind to.

The second topic is media a source that is the main provider of mass communication,

such as publishers, Internet broadcasts, and many other mediums. Socialization is greatly

influenced by the media. Relating to the process throughout life of receiving distributing norms,

regulations, ideas, customs, values that give you the skill to create habits to live by.

The media has influential factors that determine whether our actions remain the same or

are altered in regards to our socialization with our community members. The media restrains us

from learning what it is truly like to socialize. We are no longer having social relationships in

which we actually know one another in person most of our conversations take place through

some type of media. What is it that we actually seek in the media? Why do we admire it so

much? We know that media will arise motivation, in entertainment, can socialize, and can find

information that you seek. All these in turn provide her with satisfaction and she continues to

refer to them. The results lead to the finding that demonstrates one socializes for entertainment,

self-preservation and/or presentation, affects human interaction.

Arnett (J Youth Adolesc, 1995. 519-533.) suggested “media is a form of self

socialization, referring to peoples choice in consumed media, in turn being socialized into certain

beliefs and/or values” (Barry et al. in J Adult Deviance, 2012. 66-78). This includes the way

control varies between families and their peers. Some studies have examined that “ adolescents

and young adults can relate to these forms of media to faith (Clark, 2003). This also goes back to

the having a say in the type of media that you select to consume, you may use it as a reference of

the type of life you would like to follow or assimilate.

Media is different from traditional agents of socialization, as your family, education or

community. “ When children are left at school they leave their family at home, along with the

beliefs, they then are exposed to the influences of their peers and the entire school itself emerges

as a new type of socialization” (Larson and Richards, 1994).

Having the opportunity of encountering or are at least becoming exposed to different

types of socialization beliefs, at every corner, just as people follow different religions they also

have different ideas, views or interpretations of the media. You are the one who can either allow,

deny or accept these aspects into your personal life or surroundings.

Regardless of what your family follows you can make a change in these aspects to

accommodate the ideas you wish to continue or would like to leave behind in your life, do not

become a victim of the media’s socialization scam. The media is typically the source that you

refer to in pursuit of the acceptable trends in which you will accommodate your life around.

Source Citation

Editorial, “Separating science from stereotype,” Nature Neuroscience, March 2005, p. 253.

Glazer, S. (2005, May 20). Gender and learning. CQ Researcher, 15, 445-468. Retrieved from

Worsnop, R. L. (1996, May 17). Year-round schools. CQ Researcher, 6, 433-456. Retrieved