Submission Title

Did She Ask for It?: A Content Analysis of Sexual Assault Myths in Popular Television

Location

Jereld R. Nicholson Library: Grand Avenue

Subject Area

Psychology

Description

Research on media effects indicates that viewers develop sexual attitudes and beliefs consistent with what they see on the screen. The goal of this research was to investigate the accuracy of sexual assault portrayals in media. Popular television shows among college students were coded for the presence of common rape and perpetrator myths about sexual assault. A team of six undergraduate research assistants coded 48 episodes of 26 popular shows. This poster will highlight themes that were found in this content analysis.

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Did She Ask for It?: A Content Analysis of Sexual Assault Myths in Popular Television

Jereld R. Nicholson Library: Grand Avenue

Research on media effects indicates that viewers develop sexual attitudes and beliefs consistent with what they see on the screen. The goal of this research was to investigate the accuracy of sexual assault portrayals in media. Popular television shows among college students were coded for the presence of common rape and perpetrator myths about sexual assault. A team of six undergraduate research assistants coded 48 episodes of 26 popular shows. This poster will highlight themes that were found in this content analysis.