Mass Media: Media representations of disability

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1. What did the GUMG conclude?

  • high proportion of able bodied sample felt fear and anxiety when in the proximity of people with mental health problems - media coverage convinced them that mental illness is associated with violent behaviour
  • low proportion of able bodied sample felt fear and anxiety when in the proximity of people with mental health problems - ignored the ideological message that mental illness was associated with violent behaviour
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2. Who found that TV and press reporting of people suffering mental disabilities often focuses on violent incidents despite the fact that only a tiny minority of people with mental health impairments are potentially violent?

  • Barnes
  • Philo
  • GUMG

3. What is meant by the stereotype "as super cripples"?

  • disabled are often portrayed as having special powers
  • (using this for definition purposes)

4. Who identified 3 broad categories of disability stereotype in cinemas (the criminal, the sub human, the powerless/pathetic character)??

  • Cumberbatch and Negrime
  • Ross and Sancho
  • Philo

5. Who found 6 stereotypes of disabled people?

  • Barnes
  • Roper
  • Philo

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