The article further talked about that sexual content. The authors concluded that while there was a concern about sexual content, it was not as influential as violence. The writers concluded that physicians should play a role by gaining a greater awareness of the problem and integrating media exposure as part of the child's developmental history.
A recent article titled "Propaganda and Collective Behavior" by Tesar and Doppen (2006) addressed the effect that media propaganda has on the behavior of adolescents. This study found that choices as basic as what to wear, what to eat, perspective of war, and what college to attend was affected by the media. The authors contend that this has lead to collective behavior and thinking by teenagers. The research found that students desired to follow social norms, but they were more likely to get their norms from the media in an attempt to conform to their group. Students were also affected by the media's goal of selling products. Students were unaware that propaganda was present in their school area and community as well as in the media. This study suggested that teachers should encourage students to think critically and carefully analyze the media.
Levin and Carlsson-Paige (2003) studied the theory that young children of color generally have more media exposure and a higher risk of d