Commercials Example Analysis
Media messages foster stereotypes, ideals of a culture, when they reflect and reinforce cultural values. They often contain combinations of gender, age, social class, ethnic values etc. Watch one hour of television. Observe and take notes about the commercials that are shown over this hour. Consider the following while watching each commercial and address:
• What message(s) (stereotypes, cultural values, etc) does each commercial seem to convey. Explain examples.
• Do you feel any of these commercials use psychological tricks in their advertising? Explain. (Lesson 6)
Length is 5 to 9 pages, excluding title page, executive summary (on a page by itself), reference list, and any appendices.