Article One: Sexual Behavior
Seven Recent Trends in Sexual Behavior among High Schoolers
In the article titled “7 Recent Trends in Sexual Behavior among High Schoolers, According To a New Report,” Mariella Mosthof presents a summary of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report and Youth Risk Behavior Survey, both compiled between 2013 and 2017. From the research, currently, some sexual health issues facing the teens can be contained. However, other equally harmful sex-affiliated problems have been identified among the youngsters, rendering high schoolers vulnerable to STIs and sexual violence. The article insists on the importance of sex education and access to sexual health resources as the most effective tools for preventing adverse consequences that may arise from teen sex.
Mosthof highlights seven significant findings of the research as listed below:
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Article two: Social Interaction
By definition, social interactions refer to the means through which people act and react to those around them. Social interactions can be either good or bad. Good social interaction is one which reduces stress, anxiety, increases coping and self-esteem. Examples of good social interactions are creating rapport and showing empathy. Bad social interactions, on the other hand, bring rejection, isolation, distress among different negative feelings. Examples of bad social interaction are minimization, blaming, distancing, and awkwardness.
Article Three: Articles and Websites about Sexual Dysfunctions and Sexually Transmitted Diseases
How porn induces erectile dysfunction
According to this article, erectile dysfunction is a controversial theory for explaining sexual problems, and it occurs when a man is unable to achieve or sustain one long enough during sexual intercourse. While some researchers support the existence of porn-induced erectile dysfunction, others argue that pornography can be used as a form of medication for men with erectile dysfunction condition.
There are many causes of ED. Some of the causes include body image and relationships. Therefore, for men, ED does not have a single definite cause. The following are the main points of the article about ED.
Janet Brito, C. (2018). Porn-induced erectile dysfunction: How does it happen?. Retrieved from https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/317117.php
Article Three: The Influence of Media on Aggressive Behaviors
Aggressive behavior is a type of behavior aimed at causing physical or mental harm. While there is a wide range of factors that influence aggressive behavior such as genetics, mental disorders, availability of weapons, and intoxication, the media plays an instrumental role in influencing violent behaviors especially children and adolescents.
According to Nguyen, (2013), child and teenager exposure to violent media is accountable for an increase in aggressive behavior. This aggressive behavior has, to a large extent been contributed by video games, which have been an exceedingly fashionable source of entertainment for more than three decades. These games have recently caused an alarm for their increasingly violent and realistic programming.
Behavioral psychology insists that behavioral learning influences the behaviors of children. That is, children learn and behave from observing their parents. For this reason, therefore, Nguyen agrees with a theory that implies that children are more likely to attack a doll violently if they happen to observe their parents doing the same. It can, therefore, be suggested that any form of violence on media has the potential to induce aggressive behavior in children.
A study conducted in 2006 on violent media exposure’s effect on both child and adult behavior shows that media violence presents a threat to public health inasmuch as it leads to real-world violence and aggression (Nguyen, 2013). According to the study, exposing adolescents to media violence for a short time stimulates instant aggressive behavior with their friends at school. On the other hand, long-term exposure was substantially associated with destructive behavior past childhood and into adulthood.
In conclusion, although the media is not the sole cause of violence in both adults and children, its significant contributions cannot be ignored. Behavioral learning makes children imitate what they see on the media. Violent movies and games are among the significant influencers of aggressive behavior.
Nguyen, A. (2013). Does Violent Media Influence Violent Behavior? – Blog | Social Work License Map. Retrieved from https://socialworklicensemap.com/does-violent-media-influence-violent-behavior/