Karl Spitzweg, "The Bookworm,"

Life Span & Introduction to Sociology

Section 10: Adolescence & Identity


Arnett, Human Development, chapters 8 & 9
Arnett, Power Point, chapter 8
Arnett, Power Point, chapter 9

Lisa Wade, “TV vs. The Movies: Which Does Better By Women?"

View the following short Videos:

“Are You Popular?” (1947)
One of the best examples of post-World War II social guidance films, with examples of "good" and "bad" girls, proper and improper dating etiquette, courtesy to parents, and an analysis of what makes some people popular and others not. A sobering document of postwar conformity.

“Dating: Do’s and Don’ts” (1949)
Classic instructional film for teen daters.

“What to do on a Date” (1950)
A high school senior learns how and where to ask a girl for a date, where to take her for a good time, and how to avoid spending too much money or being bored by commercialized amusements.

“How Do You Know It’s Love?” (1950)
Gives students a basis for thinking clearly about real love and shows that mere conviction of love is not enough to insure lasting happiness.

“Are You Ready for Marriage?” (1950)
Two teenagers, wishing to marry early, visit their minister for advice and receive counseling, some of it quite pragmatic, the rest a little strange.

Videos to be watched in class:

"The Boys of Second Street Park"
"Death in Gaza" [You can watch this on the internet: [click here]
Videos in Class: "Still Killing Us Softly" and "Tough Guise"

Jean Kilbourne, Killing Us Softly 4 (5 minute trailer to film)

 Jackson Katz, Tough Guise (9 minute excerpt)