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Sexual Teens, Sexual Media: Investigating Media’s Influence on Adolescent Sexuality


Brown, Jane D.; Steele, Jeanne R.; & Walsh-Childers, Kim (2002). Sexual Teens, Sexual Media: Investigating Media's Influence on Adolescent Sexuality. Mahwah, N.J.: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.


This collection explores the sexual content of U.S. mass media and its influence in the lives of adolescents. Contributors address the topic of sexuality broadly, including evidence not only about physical sex acts, but also about the role the media play in the development of gender roles, standards of beauty, courtship, and relationship norms.

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Brown, Jane D.
Steele, Jeanne R.
Walsh-Childers, Kim