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GENDER. Our most obvious of characteristics . Adults use gender to…. Form Impressions Interpret Behavior. Characteristics of Males Characteristics of Females. How are men and women different?. Gender Roles…. All cultures define roles differently…. The lipstick effect. Stereotype Threat .

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GENDER

Our most obvious of characteristics


Adults use gender to….

Form Impressions

Interpret Behavior


Characteristics of MalesCharacteristics of Females


How are men and women different?


Gender Roles….


All cultures define roles differently…


The lipstick effect

Stereotype Threat


Your personal, private sense of male/female

Gender Identify….


Androgynous= No distinct gender appearance/behavior


Gender and the price of happiness…

Advertising, Image and Self-esteem


  • To tell about, or praise publicly (product, service, etc.) as through newspapers, T.V., Internet, Billboards, etc. to make people want to purchase it.

  • To make known, give notice of..

  • To bring information to public attention

What is advertising?


How are females shown in advertising?

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Killing Us SoftlyAdvertising’s Image of Women


How are males shown in advertising?

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Masculinity & Violence in Advertising


  • Advertising geared toward young males

  • Flaunting of authority

  • Be a rebel

  • Don’t encourage violence- promote “in-your-face” behavior

  • Can depict a mean and nasty world

  • Survival

Attitude is Everything


  • Violent male icons or hero's from popular history- Roman centurions, pirates, etc.

  • Message that men have always been brutal and aggressive- part of nature

  • Products associated with manly needs

  • Often include dominance of women

The Cave Man Mentality


  • Represent advertisers use of military or sports figures

  • Ads often depict soldiers-complete with weapons and gear

  • Message here is that violence is cool

  • Frequently seen in ads for beer, running shoes or deodorant.

The New Warriors


  • Size and strength are traits that cross class and racial boundaries

  • Associated with dominance and control

  • Often associate muscles with violence

  • Physically rugged or muscular male bodies are used to sell abstract forms of power, such as financial institutions or cars

Muscles and the “Ideal” Man


  • Frequent theme of Hollywood movies

  • Glamorized violence=masculinity

  • Often guns are used to signify virility and power

Heroic Masculinity


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