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profanity, swearing, movies, films, observational learning, social cognitive theory
Exposure to profanity in the media is a concern shared by many. Profanity is often portrayed as humorous and/or innocent. A content analysis of popular PG-13 movies from the 1990s to the present shows the use of profanity is regularly portrayed as having no consequence. The overall amount of profanity in PG-13 movies has decreased since the 1990s.
The Annual Mary Lou Fulton Mentored Research Conference showcases some of the best student research from the College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences. The mentored learning program encourages undergraduate students to participate in hands-on and practical research under the direction of a faculty member. Students create these posters as an aide in presenting the results of their research to the public, faculty, and their peers.
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Eldredge, Jason; Trotter, Stephen M.; Haynie, Kirt; and Littlefield, Melissa, ""Do You Kiss Your Mother With That Mouth?": Profanity in Popular PG-13 Movies" (2016). FHSS Mentored Research Conference. 288.
Family, Home, and Social Sciences
SFL 358: Media, Family, and Human Development
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