Date: April 3, 2008
Creator: McKeon, Quentin & Eve, Susan
Description: This poster discusses research on media penetration in everyday home life. The author's research concerns the media's effect on people within their own homes and whether or not this effect is detrimental. The author's review of the research literature shows that the media can instill a definite level of conformity in the general public but the research does not suggest that it is influential enough to cause large scale detrimental effects. People are more likely to be swayed in an emotional setting that is not present in news and other forms of information communicated through home devices such as the television and computer. The author's plan to conduct a survey to determine how much media influences the opinions of individuals on various issues. The author's hypothesis is that although most people often use media information, they still exercise rational judgement in forming their own conclusions.
Contributing Partner: UNT Honors College