Assignment: Electronic Media Influence – Part 2
In Part 1, you selected an electronic medium and developed a visual timeline of its historical development as you examined the medium’s impact on human behavior and development.
In Part 2 of this Assignment, you apply theories or hypotheses (displacement, cultivation effects, modeling, and desensitization) about which you read this week to your selected electronic medium. You will further explore which theories or hypotheses best explain the aspects of human development you discussed in Part 1 of this Assignment.
To Prepare for this Assignment:
- Review the theory articles found in this week’s Learning Resources and consider the impact of digital technologies on human development
- Search the Internet and the Walden Library to find at least two articles related to your selected electronic media’s development in Week 1
- Reflect on the Visual Timeline and the paper you developed in Week 1
For this Part 2 of your Assignment:
Write an additional 1 to 2 pages to the paper you began in Week 1. Based on the information you assembled for your paper in Week 1:
- Explain which media theories or hypotheses (displacement, cultivation effects, modeling, desensitization) you believe most directly impact the behaviors and human development you identified in Week 1 and why.