499Independent Research For The Master's Thesis
Adolescent Development; Latino/a Psychology; Cultural Psychology; Honors
I study media's role in the socialization of adolescents and emerging adults, with particular emphasis on Latino/a youth. I have studied the portrayals of Latinos in the media and how these images form our concepts of Latinos, women, men and other social groups in our society and how these portrayals impact members of these social groups. In addition, I am interested in how portrayals of gender and sex on television (both English and Spanish-language media) inform young people's cultural perceptions of sex and sexuality.