Sexualization of Popular Music (3 CE)
This course is for: Social Workers, Psychologists, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Addiction Counselors and Students
Course By: Helen Hinton, LPCC
Content By: Task Force on the Sexualization of Popular Music. (2018). Washington, DC: Division 46 (Society for Media Psychology & Technology) of the American Psychological Association.
Course Description: A wealth of studies have been conducted over several decades pertaining to the themes of love and sex in music. There has been a significant thematic change commensurate with the passage of time. Contemporary artists use more sexually explicit language, reveal sexually aggressive content, and demonstrate more provocative behavior compared to musicians from previous decades. Two thirds of all adolescents report that they listen to music daily. Consequently, a review of the current research in this area was commenced to determine the significance of exposure on this demographic. Finally, challenges and practitioner recommendations were considered.
- Recognize the characteristics of sexualization in popular music media
- Understand the regulatory guidelines for music pertaining to music production and airing
- Explore the potential impact of music media within the context of differing theoretical perspectives
- Understand the degree of impact of sexual content on children, adolescents and adults
- Understand the recommendations for music media literacy pertaining to treatment, policies, and industry recommendations
- Introduction and overview of sexualization in music
- Theoretical perspectives on the impact of exposure to sexualized music
- The impact of sexual content in music, including attitudes and beliefs of identified subgroups
- Recommendations for popular music literacy
- Policy recommendations for the music industry