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The focus placed by cultivation research on the beliefs formed about others suggests a need to analyze the influence of TV’s portrayal of teens on the beliefs that both teens and non-teens form about real-world teenagers. Bandura’s focus on vicarious modeling suggests the need to analyze how TV’s portrayal of teens influences teenagers’ own attitudes and behaviors: As experimental research has shown, teens are more apt to emulate the behavior of models with whom they share certain similarities, such as age.

Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum. Calvert, S. L. (1999). Children’s journeys through the information age. New York: McGraw-Hill. Larson, R. (1995). Secrets in the bedroom: Adolescents’ private use of media. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 24, 535–550. ADOLESCENTS, MEDIA PORTRAYALS OF Media portrayals contribute to the public’s view of teenagers and to teenagers’ views of themselves. Different media present very different pictures of adolescent life. This entry considers media portrayals of youth in the news, on dramatic television, in teen magazines, and on the Internet.

Teens themselves spend a small and declining portion of their time reading newspapers, and when they do, they prefer comics, sports, and entertainment sections to hard news. Researchers, meanwhile, have suggested links between the early adoption of news-reading practices and the subsequent development of news-reading habits, political sophistication, and intentions to become civically engaged. Whether the portrayal of disempowered teens presented in the news discourages early news reading is a question that researchers might fruitfully address.

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