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Lucrare Atestat de competenta lingvistica, Limba engleza - Starurile Americii si influenta lor asupra adolescentilor (America’s Stars and Their Influence upon Teenagers)




Ministerul Educatiei si Cercetarii

Liceul Pedagogic 'Stefan Odobleja'

Atestat de competenta lingvistica

Limba engleza -




Starurile Americii si influenta lor asupra adolescentilor

America’s Stars and Their Influence upon Teenagers

Contents:

Motivation

Chapter I: Teenagers and their life

Chapter II: How celebrities influence teenagers

Chapter III: What do celebrities show us?

Chapter IV: What do celebrities think about their influence?

Bibliography

Motivation

I choose to talk about a well known problem, that I believe it affects every teenager. It is about “America’s Stars and Their Influence upon Teenagers”.

This certificate is structured in 4 chapters, containing problems and things which can make us understand more easily this issue

The first chapter (Teenagers and their life) explain how this problem starts and why are teenagers influenced.

The second chapter (How celebrities influence teenagers) shows us what helps celebrities to be that influential

The third chapter (What celebrities show us?) presents the celebrities’s life and negative aspects that teenagers are trying to copy

The fourth chapter (What celebrities think about their influence?) presents the most influential artist at this moment and what that artist thinks about their influence.

This is a very important problem at this moment because every generation has been affect by this problem.

Every teenager wants to be famous at least one time. You may have seen someone in a movie and say I wish I could be an actor so I could do all these cool things that these people are doing, or a musician, so you could be a rock star on stage performing, or even a athlete throwing the final touchdown at the Super bowl.





Teenagers and their life

Teenagers are the most susceptible group to images presented in popular culture.

Since adolescence is the stage when children are beginning and establishing beliefs of their own. They are more focused on inclusion in groups and on forming peer relationships. As a result of this need for peer acceptance, teenagers are receptive to certain characteristics (personality, attitude, behavior) form particular social groups.

Teenagers seek to define themselves through their clothing, jargon, experiences, hairstyles, and, most of all, group associations. In all, this experimentation suggests that the adolescent attempts to discover himself/herself through external—rather than intrinsic—stimuli. Accordingly, images from popular culture often provide the external basis from which teenagers will benchmark their thoughts, opinions and associations. Indeed, adolescents will forge their identities largely in conformance with these pop culture images. They perceive such images as the social norm and, thus, as a means to attain the social acceptance that is so vital to their personal maturation.

Primary research with eighth grade students ages 13 and 14, the ages most sensitive to popular culture images, will provide qualitative information in explaining why teens perceive certain brand images as acceptable or not. Their input will identify the thought processes that decide what images teenagers consider socially acceptable and how these images affect the structure of socially acceptable reference groups. The formulation of these reference groups also alters their attitudes and opinions. When teenagers mimic a particular reference group, they categorize themselves with that group. The formulation of tissue reference groups alters Also Their attitudes and opinions. When teenagers mimic the particular reference group, They categorize themselves with that group. And if they fail to continuously maintain that disposition, they could be ridiculed as devotees of a passing fad. And if they fail to continuously maintain that disposition, They Could Be ridiculed as devotees of a passing fad.

Individuals make distinctions among one another by their “surface tendencies,” which are the observable variations in styles of behavior affect and cognition. As a means of displaying their personality, teenagers will wear clothing from particular stores or with a particular brand. Teens also express themselves through the places they hang out with friends and what television programs they watch. Another one makes distinctions among individuals by Their 'Surface Tendencies,' Which is the observable variations in styles of behavior Affect and Cognition. As a mean of displaying their personalities, particularly teenagers will wear clothing from stores or with the particular brand. 

How a teenager communicates with others also shows the type of personality a teenager possesses. How the teenager communicates with Others Also Shows the type of personality the teenager possesses. For example, a popular form of communication among teenagers is instant messaging. Digital communication became a digital stamp of a person's personality through the use of emoticons, which are punctuation marks combined to show emotions within the message. One result of the popularity of instant messaging among teenagers is text messaging on cell phones that allowed teenagers to express themselves in a mobile fashion. For example, the popular forms of communication among teenagers are instant messaging. Digital Communication Became a digital stamp of the person's personality through the use of emoticons, which has punctuation marks combined to show emotions within the message. One result of the popularity of instant messaging among teenagers is text messaging on cell phones that allowed teenagers to express themselves in a mobile fashion.

The impact of culture goes beyond structuring how people perceive society and themselves. Rather, it creates a set of instructions that pervade virtually every aspect of the human experience. Culture identifies what practices will take place in a society, what societal norms are established and what customs will formulate how a person interprets himself/herself. The significance of popular culture in a teenager's growth process is its ability to provide information about what society accepts and expects of them an individual.

In evaluating their own opinions, people judge their opinions against reference groups, which are groups used as standards for self-appraisal. Reference groups for teenagers include school organizations, labeled groups such as “jocks” and “nerds,” and groups within particular percentages of a given class, is “honor roll.” Two types of self-evaluation exist in reference groups: one, the normative effect, evaluates the reference group as a whole and those who compare themselves to the group; two, the comparison effect, looks at particular members of the group and the behaviors of others in the group in comparison to those particular members. A teen not associated with a reference group may base his or her self-evaluation on a normative effect since they have yet to establish him/her within a particular group.

After teens establish themselves within a particular group, the leader of the group holds the most influence on how members perceive themselves in the group. There are two examples of leaders. One is the expressive leader who maintains friendly relationships, whereas the opposite is found in instrumental leaders who are more goal-oriented. Celebrities play a more expressive leader role in reaching teenage audiences by creating fan clubs for teens, signing autographs at concerts, and manufacturing products tailored towards young adults –all of which help establish a relationship among teenagers. The Express is one leader who maintains friendly relationships, whereas the opposite is found in the instrumental leaders who are more goal-oriented. Celebrities play a more leading role in reaching express teenage audiences by Creating fan clubs for teens, Signing autographs at concerts, and manufacturing products tailored towards young adults, all of Which help establish the relationship among teenagers.

How celebrities influence teenagers

Teenage behavior is most noticeable when brand images become integrated into their everyday lives. Evidence exists on how many teenagers wear GAP clothing or listen to music by 50 Cent or how many teenage viewers watched American Idol.

Jennifer Lopez, Britney Spears, P. Diddy and Justin Timberlake all have one thing in common, other than their successful music careers: they all have the ability to coerce individuals, especially teenagers, into buying a particular product. These celebrities are a few just who hold the power to structurally impact social groups, which places them among a group of highly influential persons in society.

Sources that the respondents listed as channels of popular culture images include all major forms of media such as television, newspaper, magazine and Internet. The Internet determines the importance of popular culture images because of the placement of the image and accompanying story. The respondent stated that he knows a celebrity's significance by the location on the homepage of a news site. If the name of a celebrity is at the top of the news alert list, the student assumes the celebrity is significant; otherwise, the celebrity is of no importance. Also, respondents mentioned the credibility of certain publications and networks that determined a celebrity's popularity. If the celebrity is seen on magazine covers such as Glamour, Cosmopolitan and Maxim, then that particular celebrity has established himself/herself as a popular image.



If you think about it, celebrities affect our Lives Every Day. They are on TV, on the radio, in movies, playing sports, and even in newspapers! There is no way that we can escape them. With all these celebrities around, teenagers are looking up to them as a guide. With All These celebrities around, teenagers are looking up to them as a guide. They get fashion trends, how they act, even sometimes how they talk, all from celebrities.

Celebrities are also used to endorse many things too. One large endorsement is Wearies. They endorse everything for clothing to electronics and food. Having celebrities endorse things help the companies to sell products there.

Another thing celebrities do is influence on what we wear. If there is something cool or in fashion that the celebrities are wearing then all of the kids will try to go out and get them so they can be cool and if they don't have these things then the other kids will poke fun at them and tell them that they are nerds. People wear shirts with names of bands on them or even cute things that the see on TV just to stay with the trends of the celebrities.

Brand images presented by popular culture play a significant role in the creation of social groups and social norms. This phenomenon is addressed in the material to follow. Brand images presented by popular culture play a significant role in the creation of Social Groups and Social Norms.

The main topic in conversations has some type of celebrities in them, whether it would be about a TV show or even the latest gossip about celebrities. These types of things are shaping the youth of today. Tissue Types of Things Are Shaping the Youth of Today. Celebrities are helping form the future leaders of the world! Celebrities helping shape the future is leaders of the World! Many of these things about celebrities are easily accessed.. Youth Can either turn on your TV, listen to the radio, or go down year eventual aisle in your local store.

What do celebrities show us?

Celebrities do not only have a negative impact on the looks and personalities of fans, but also in their health. With superstars like Kate Moss taking insane amounts of drugs, Amy Winehouse checking into rehab again, and movie stars lighting up their cigarettes on screen, there has to be some effect on their admirers. Celebrities have glamorized smoking in the media and are setting an example for supporters everywhere that it is acceptable to smoke. Stars should make it a goal to refrain from using drugs and drinking excessive amounts of booze because it sends a message to fans that a life of drugs and alcohol is a satisfactory way to live. Stars should make it a goal to refrain from excessive drinking and drugs Labs amounts of booze because it sends a message to fans that the life of drugs and alcohol is a satisfactory way to live. Celebrities need to change the way they act and how they are viewed. Their actions have more of an effect on us then many people believe they have. Media is responsible for creating ideals about body image, owing to which several teenagers (especially girls) suffer from inferiority complex and resort to unhealthy practices to lose weight and get skinny.

The amount of celebrity hype created by the media causes many children to make irrational demands for designer clothing, accessories and other perks of the celebrity life that they are exposed to.

Glorification of unhealthy habits like smoking, drug abuse, unprotected sex and alcohol can encourage these habits in teenagers, which can permanently scar their lives.

Furthermore, such pop cultural figures as P. Diddy, Britney Spears and Jennifer Lopez create intangible brands that help establish these norms. Not only does each celebrity market tangible brands through their various products and clothing lines, but each also enjoys a social acceptance that extends well beyond the sales revenue of their name-emblazoned products. The celebrities themselves constitute, in fact, their own name brands. Indeed, they can sell magazines, capture massive audiences and have a strong fan following based solely upon their individual popularity. Furthermore, pop culture figures such as P. Diddy, Britney Spears and Jennifer Lopez created Intangible brands that help establish tissue Norms. Not only does each celebrity brands market through Their Various tangible products and clothing lines, each leg Also enjoys the social acceptance that extends Beyond the sales revenue of well Their name-emblazoned products. The celebrities themselves are, in FACT, Their own name brands. Indeed, Can They sell magazines capture massive audiences and have a strong fan following and based solely upon their popularity alone.

When people associate themselves with a particular brand or branded image, they immediately assume a new identity that is in some senses, confined to the societal viewpoints of that brand. Teenagers exemplify this phenomenon. When they wear an article of clothing that says GAP or listen to music by Eminem, they are creating a brand of themselves. But do brand images presented in popular culture really create social norms that affect how teenagers formulate social groups and societal acceptance? When people associate themselves with the particular brand or image branding, they immediately assume a new identity that is in some senses, confined to the societal viewpoints of that brand.

What do celebrities think about their influence?

For this chapter I pecked the artist who has been named the most influential artist of 2010 and also one of the 100 most influential people in the world as Time magazine says. It is about Lady Gaga.

Even Cyndi Lauper wrote on her website that she is someone you need to photograph as a perfect snapshot. It’s through her words lyrics or songs that the moment that you would like to live at that time. It’s her art that capture everything and the period that we are now living in. Looking at her generation we think, who are these kids that are growing up so fast, if we find then in a hot club we think how they can even afford to be here? But after listing to Gaga’s song, ‘Beautiful, Dirty, Rich’ everything is just defined in there. Most of the things that we hear on the radio are not so clear but Gaga presents her ideas very sophisticatedly and indeed she is on the top of the mountain for the moment.

But let’s see what she thinks about the influence of celebrities, because she was a teenager too and she’s been affected on the same way

Lady Gaga says he escaped from dependence on cocaine and LSD for her

aunt who had died long ago. The eccentric singer confesses that she used drugs in the early career because she wanted to imitate her favorite stars.

Lady Gaga used especially cocaine, with the impression that this drug induced state that helps her find inspiration for her music composition.

'I thought I was dying too. I wanted to be like the artists I loved so much, that Mick Jagger and Andy Warhol, and in my mind was the idea that, for them, must go the exact same lifestyle. I shut the bathroom and drugged with a lot of cocaine, listening to music of The Cure, especially the song 'Never Enough'!

‘Why do we have to do what others do? Those celebrities are celebrities because of their work, not for their life’ says Lady Gaga on her real name Stefani Angelina Joanne Germanotta.



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Conclusion

The preconceived notion that popular culture images play a primary role in altering a teenager's view about himself or herself neglects to consider the thought process teenagers' experience in formulating their own sense of self. They struggle to find their own distinctiveness and as a means of testing their self-worth and uniqueness, teenagers link themselves to a desired image. Through this mock-identification, teenagers finally discover their true individualism.

During their self-evaluations, teenagers act in a normative manner more than a comparison state. Hence, they are more likely to alter themselves to the lifestyles of others who receive positive social feedback than compare themselves to members within their own social group. Celebrities admired by the teenagers create relationships with teenagers making them more expressive leaders who have the ability to lure the teenagers into mocking their lifestyle. As a result of teenagers buying into the celebrity's influences, celebrities become more connected and form stronger influences over teenagers. Teenagers connecting this to their identity provide self-reinforcement that in substituting a temporary socially acceptable identity will grant them social rewards rather than punishments.

Teenagers will continue to find self-identification through the lifestyle of others. Their individuality comes from their self-efficacy, what they believe they are capable of achieving: independence. Teenagers believe they can be independent. But during their growth process, they know they must rely on celebrities and images in popular culture to act as connectors to their individualism. Popular culture is a paradox with teenagers: the more they desire individuality, the more they rely on reference groups to help attain their individuality. Celebrities will continue to be salespersons as long as teenagers continue to desire individualism and social acceptance by adhering to the lifestyle and attitudes of reference groups.

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