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dc.contributor.advisorGomez, Luis Felipe
dc.contributor.authorWellings, Elizabeth Hanson ( )en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-03-22T13:06:55Z
dc.date.available2012-02-24T10:11:06Z
dc.date.issued2010-12en_US
dc.identifier.citationWellings, E. H. (2010). The negative stereotypes of online gamers and their communication consequences (Unpublished thesis). Texas State University-San Marcos, San Marcos, Texas.
dc.identifier.urihttps://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/3284
dc.descriptionPresented to the Honors Committee of Texas State University-San Marcos in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements For Graduation in the University Honors Program, December 2010.en_US
dc.description.abstractStereotypes allow us to quickly process information and assign meaning. The perception process, leveling and sharpening, and labeling confirm our perceptions whether accurate or inaccurate. Socializing agents such as media perpetuate the stereotype of a video gamer as a teenage boy who sits in the dark alone playing his game all day long. However, despite high social consensus, this stereotype may no longer be accurate. Research is beginning to empirically demonstrate that video gamers no longer fit the social stereotype. Understanding how inaccurate stereotypes influence our interactions is critical because negative stereotypes of gamers may lead to prejudice and inhibit communication between gamers and other groups in our society. Keywords: stereotype; video gamer; self-fulfilling prophecy.en_US
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dc.format.extent30 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectVideo gamesen_US
dc.subjectStereotypesen_US
dc.subjectSelf-fulfilling prophecyen_US
dc.titleThe Negative Stereotypes of Online Gamers and Their Communication Consequencesen_US
txstate.documenttypeThesis
thesis.degree.departmentHonors College
thesis.degree.disciplineCommunication Studies
thesis.degree.grantorTexas State University-San Marcos
txstate.departmentHonors College


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