Social Psychology- Politics and Media in Sport

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What is the definition of Politics?

Politics is the study of conflicts, power and policy.

2

Why do governments get involved in sport? List the 7 main reasons.

1. To safeguard the public order so that people would behave accordingly

2. To Maintain and Develop Well-Being, Fitness & Physical Abilities of Citizens

3. To Promote the Prestige of a Group, Community, and/or Nation

4. To Promote a Sense of Identity, Belonging, and Unity

5. To Emphasise Cultural Ideology

6. To Increase Citizen Support of Individual and Political Leaders and Government Itself

7. To Promote Economic Development

3

What are the Major Themes Underlying Sport Images & Messages which are Portrayed in the Media?

1. Success themes

2. Masculinity & femininity themes

3. Race & ethnicity themes

4. Nationalism themes

5. Aggression and violence themes

4

Explain Success themes in relation to media and sport.

  • Competition and hard work pays off
  •  Assertiveness, dominance, and obedience to authority
  •  Supporting others, teamwork, autonomy.
  •  Personal growth, cooperation, compromise, intrinsic motivation, passion, commitment.
5

Explain and give examples of masculinity and femininity themes in relation to media and sport.

  •  Men’s sport receive over 85% of coverage
  •  Women sport reported if elegant or sexy
  •  Commentaries of women often undervalue achievements
  •  Reference to “female weaknesses”
  •  Men’s sports considered historically significant
  •  Women's sports considered lighter & less serious
  •  Women receive less headlines
  •  Most media personnel are men
  •  These stereotypical themes impact the socialisation of young girls’ and boys’ perceptions of women's sport
6

Explain and give examples of race and ethnicity themes in relation to media and sport.

 Over use of “poor boy makes it to the big league”

Media coverage may influence aspirations of youth, especially teenage black Americans

 90% of high school basketball players believe that they will make it to the NBA

 Media’s stereotypes of black athletes

– Natural ability, good instincts

– Unique physical attributes
– Tendencies to be undisciplined

– Phrases like “jungle”, “the wild”

7

Explain and give examples of Nationalism themes in relation to media and sport.

  • Nationalism - grounded in loyalty and patriotism – “We won” – “Our Sport”
  •  Sports that don’t match traditional ideas about what it means to be Australian/American don’t receive priority coverage in Australia/America.
8

Explain and give examples of Violence and Aggression themes in relation to media and sport.

  • Images and narratives portray rough, aggressive play as a sign of commitment and skill
  •  Athletes/teams praised as “warriors”
  •  Common use of words such as “destroyed” and “crushed”
9

List examples of how media can influence the audience.

  • Media provides topics of conversation
  •  Men & women who live together often watch sport together
  •  People get together for the telecast of certain events
  •  Can bring people together but can also cause conflict
  •  Do you think that the media encourages its audience to be more active in physical activity and/or sport? – Obesity problems. – Role modelling through imitation.
10

List reasons why sports rely on media.

– Media provides publicity for sports

 Participant sports do not require media for survival

Entertainment sports need media for survival – Media coverage attracts attention
– Direct source of revenue for sports
– Direct source of revenue for players/teams

Players gain status
 Media expands commercial value of sports

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List reasons why Media rely on sports.

Much of the media does not depend largely on sport for content or sales (e.g., non-sport magazines, books, radio, movies, & internet).

– However, less true for newspapers & TV

  •  Daily newspapers have depended on sports sections to boost circulation & advertising revenues
  •  Many television companies have depended on sports to fill program schedules, attract viewers, & the sponsors that want to reach them.