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Advertising, the Media and Your Health

Advertising, the Media and Your Health

Today’s teens are often labeled Generation M because of the extent that media saturates their lives. This program examines how different forms of media encourage young consumers to smoke more, drink more, eat more unhealthy foods, and take greater risks with sexual behavior. Using the latest tools in brain imaging, the program also demonstrates how violent video games may make people more accepting of violence while increasing feelings of anxiety or vulnerability. [19 minutes] Closed Captioning

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Program Description: Today’s teens are often labeled Generation M because of the extent that media saturates their lives. This program examines how different forms of media encourage young consumers to smoke more, drink more, eat more unhealthy foods, and take greater risks with sexual behavior. Using the latest tools in brain imaging, the program also demonstrates how violent video games may make people more accepting of violence while increasing feelings of anxiety or vulnerability.

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