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34. What is stereotyped identification? What did McLaughlin et al. find in theirstudy of this concept?a. Idea that if you can cognitively & emotionally identify with a fictional minority character it can increase acceptance while reinforcing stereotypes about how they look, act, and talk i. More favorability & more stereotypingii. Identification: process of experiencing the story world from the character’s perspective & mentally simulating the unfoldingstory as if you were the character1. 2 components: empathy & cognitive perspective taking35. What are some findings we discussed in relation to how media stereotypes have been found to affect racial minorities? a. Exposure to stereotypical media can affecti. Emotionsii. Self-conceptiii. Self-esteem1. For kids 7-12, more exposure decreased self-esteem for black boys & girls and white girlsiv. Behaviorv. Perceptionsb. Negative stereotypes about own group for POC have been connected to:i. Decrease in warm feelings/favorable characterization of in-group36. What are some findings we discussed in relation to how media stereotypes have been found to affect African Americans, specifically? a. For black adolescents:i. Decreased self-esteemii. Increased stereotype threatiii. Increased aggression, alcohol use, sexual activityb. For black women specifically:i. Endorsement of Mammy & Sapphire = decreased self-esteemii. Internalizing Jezebel = see self-worth as hinging on sexuality1. Risky sexual behavior2. Increased sexual assault victim-blaming3. Increased interpersonal partner violenceiii. Endorsing stereotypical black woman ideal = emotional avoidance/suppression & negative behaviors (ex: binge eating)37. What are some findings we discussed in relation to how media stereotypes have been found to affect Asian Americans? a. College Asian American students said:i. Common to experience microaggressions related to model minority stereotype1. Assumed to be international students2. Questioned why they were in community collegea. Expected more from them3. Assumed to be good at STEMii. Created unrealistic expectations1. Some saw the pressure as gooda. Those who did not felt disappointed & inadequate38. What are some findings we discussed in relation to how media stereotypes have been found to affect Indian Americans? a. Mainstream media associated with decreased self-esteemb. Ethnic media associated with increased ethnic pride & ethnic


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