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Perceptions of Media Images

Contributed by: Marcy Beutlich
Published: Monday, 12 February 2018 10:00 AM
If you are a Black/African American, please consider participating in a research study for my Master’s thesis. Many studies have been done to examine the effects of media portrayal on social attitudes. But, we don’t have much research that has focused on how Black Americans perceive these images. My study is intended to learn more about Black Americans’ perceptions of the media and their social attitudes.

I am asking Black American students, age 18 or older, to participate. Participation would involve watching media clips and completing a series of questionnaires in one online survey.

If you have not already participated in this study for research credits (Department of Psychological Science and Department of Marking subject pools), you will be eligible to win one of 10 S20.00 gift cards. After completing the survey, you will be asked to enter your name and contact information to be entered in the drawing. Ten winners will be randomly selected at the end of the data collection period (by July 2018).

A link to the survey is shown below. The videos are 5 minutes long and the questionnaire will take approximately 25 minutes to complete, totaling a participation time of 30 minutes. For more information about the study or if you have any questions, please contact me, Marcy Beutlich, at You may also contact my faculty Advisor, Dr. Linh Littleford at, or phone at (765) 285-1707.

Survey Link:

Thank you for your time,

Marcy Beutlich
2st year Clinical Psychology Master’s student
Department of Psychological Sciences
Ball State University