The Influence of Media on Audiences

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  1. The Influence of Media on Audiences<br />Thank you for agreeing to participate in this study on the media’s effect on audiences. By participating in this…
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  • 1. The Influence of Media on Audiences<br />Thank you for agreeing to participate in this study on the media’s effect on audiences. By participating in this study, you will be helping to analyze the influences that the media has on audiences. As you already know, you have the right to stop participating in this study at any time and all of your personal information will be kept anonymous and confidential.<br />Please write out your answers to the questionnaires in an email made out to jianniello@fordham.edu<br />You may also send any emails regarding questions or additional comments you may have regarding the study.<br />
  • 2. General Questions<br />Do you watch television on a daily basis?<br />If yes, how many hours per day do you watch television?<br />If no, how many hours per week do you watch television?<br />Do you tend to watch fictional or non-fictional programs more often?<br />Do you have any personal experience with mental disorders?<br />If yes, how so?<br />Do you have any personal experience with drug abuse?<br />If yes, how so?<br />Do you have any personal experience with violent behavior?<br />If yes, how so?<br />Would you say your knowledge of mental disorders is influenced by television in any way?<br />If yes, explain.<br />Would you say your knowledge of drug abuse is influenced by television in any way?<br />If yes, explain.<br />Would you say your knowledge of violent behavior is influenced by television in any way?<br />If yes, explain.<br />
  • 3. “The Other Sister”<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zuEO1-2YLGE<br /> The link that appears above is a link to a scene from the movie “The Other Sister.” In this scene, Carla expresses to her mother that she wants to marry her boyfriend Danny, who is mentally challenged. Please watch the clip and then answer the questions regarding Carla in the next slide. If you have any additional comments, you may write them out after writing down your answers to the questions provided. Also, please note before answering the questions provided if you have seen this movie prior to watching the clip.<br />
  • 4. “The Other Sister”<br />Carla is: (1 = strongly disagree, 2 = disagree, 3 = neutral, 4 = agree 5 = strongly agree)<br />Responsible <br />Dangerous <br />Unpredictable <br />Smart <br />Caring <br />Capable of being in a relationship <br />Capable of being in a relationship with a man with a mental disorder <br />Capable of making her own decisions <br />Capable of living on her own <br />Capable of planning her own wedding <br />“Carla is to blame for her illness.”<br />“I would have sympathy for Carla’s situation.”<br />“Carla would make me angry.”<br />“I would feel unsafe around Carla.”<br />“Carla would terrify me.”<br />“I would not socialize with Carla.”<br />“I would make sure Carla took medication.”<br />“Carla should be in a mental hospital.”<br />“I would help Carla in a situation in which she is incapable.”<br />
  • 5. “The Rules of Attraction”<br /> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GAwi34vHyQ<br />The link that appears above is a link to a scene in the movie “The Rules of Attraction.” In this clip, a girl who remains unnamed throughout the movie commits suicide because she does not receive responses to the love letters she has been sending to one of the main characters Sean. Please watch the clip and answer the questions regarding the clip in the next slide. If you have any additional comments, you may write them out after writing down your answers to the questions provided. Also, please note before answering the questions provided if you have seen this movie prior to watching the clip.<br />PLEASE USE THIS LOGIN INFORMATION TO ACCESS THE CLIP ON YOUTUBE<br />USERNAME: MethodsResearch<br />PASSWORD: rmethods<br />
  • 6. “The Rules of Attraction”<br />(1 = strongly disagree, 2 = disagree, 3 = neutral, 4 = agree 5 = strongly agree)<br />The girl from this scene has some type of mental disorder<br />The girl from the scene is depressed<br />Medication would have prevented the girl in the scene from killing herself<br />Therapy would have prevented the girl in the scene from killing herself<br />It is possible that with proper professional help that the girl in the scene would not have committed suicide<br />The girl in the clip is fully responsible for her actions<br />The girl in the clip should have been put in a mental hospital<br />The girl in the clip thought what she was doing was the right thing to do<br />The girl in the clip did not want to die<br />The girl in the clip would not have killed herself if Sean told her he loved her<br />The girl in the clip would have had a normal relationship with Sean if he told her he loved her<br />Sean is fully responsible for the girl in the clip’s suicide<br />
  • 7. “The Basketball Diaries”<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RsuEQP9i3iw<br />The link that appears above is a link to a scene from the movie “The Basketball Diaries.” In this scene, the main character Jim is in the heart of a drug addiction and comes to his mother for money to buy heroin. Please watch the clip and then answer the questions regarding the clip in the following slide. If you have any additional comments, you may write them out after writing down your answers to the questions provided. Also, please note before answering the questions provided if you have seen this movie prior to watching the clip.<br />
  • 8. “The Basketball Diaries”<br />Jim is: (1 = strongly disagree, 2 = disagree, 3 = neutral, 4 = agree 5 = strongly agree)<br />Responsible <br />Dangerous <br />Unpredictable <br />Smart <br />Caring<br />Mentally Stable<br />“Jim is to blame for his situation.”<br />“I would have sympathy for Jim’s situation.”<br />“Jim would make me angry.”<br />“I would feel unsafe around Jim.”<br />“Jim would terrify me.”<br />“I would not socialize with Jim.”<br />“I would make sure Jim took medication.”<br />“Jim should be in a mental hospital.”<br />“I would help Jim in a situation in which he is incapable.”<br />
  • 9. “The Rules of Attraction”<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gK9-7-20TAg<br />The link above is a link to another scene from the movie “The Rules of Attraction.” In this scene, two college students go out to dinner with their mothers. Please watch the clip and then answer the questions regarding the clip in the following slide. If you have any additional comments, you may write them out after writing down your answers to the questions provided. Also, please note before answering the questions provided if you have seen this movie prior to watching the clip. <br />
  • 10. “The Rules of Attraction” (Clip 2)<br />Richard is (1 = strongly disagree, 2 = disagree, 3 = neutral, 4 = agree 5 = strongly agree)<br />Responsible <br />Dangerous <br />Unpredictable <br />Smart <br />Caring <br />Mentally challenged <br />Intoxicated or under the influence of other drugs <br />“Richard is to blame for his current condition.”<br />“I would have sympathy for Richard.”<br />“Richard would make me angry.”<br />“I would feel unsafe around Richard.”<br />“Richard would terrify me.”<br />“I would not socialize with Richard.”<br />“I would make sure Richard took medication.”<br />“Richard should be in a mental hospital.”<br />“I would help Richard in a situation in which he is incapable.”<br />
  • 11. Thank you!<br />Thank you for participating in this study. If you have any questions or comments feel free to email them to jianniello@fordham.edu.<br />
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