This module is for Glossary

appealing to emotion: a technique used to manipulate people into supporting a cause or idea by trying to get an emotional reaction from them

false statistics: misleading or deceptive numerical data

identity: the unique characteristics that describe a person and what makes them who they are

intersectionality: a term used to describe how multiple aspects of our identities—race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, and ability—come together and, as a result, influence how we are treated in society

invisible identity: identity characteristics that are not readily seen by others

media: various forms of communication including, but not limited to, television, movies, radio, aps, advertisements, social media, newspapers, magazines, and the internet

media literacy: a set of skills that enable you to understand, analyze, and use all forms of communication

mass media: various forms of communication used to reach a large group of people

personal identity: identity characteristics you would give yourself such as traits, behaviors, beliefs, values and other characteristics that make you who you are

propaganda: a form of communication that uses specific techniques to influence people’s opinions and behavior

scare tactic: a technique used to influence people’s opinions or behaviors by frightening them

slogans: brief catchphrases used to express an idea

social identity: identity characteristics that affect how others interact with you and you interact with others such as race, gender, age and other characteristics

stereotyping: describing a person or group of people using oversimplified, incomplete, inaccurate, and often offensive terms

testimonial: written or spoken approval or support from famous or highly respected people

visible identity: identity characteristics that are readily seen by others.