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Public perception of chemistry

Alenka Stražar (2015) Public perception of chemistry. Diploma thesis.

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    Abstract

    The thesis deals with the perception of chemistry among the public, which reflects the stereotypes that people have about chemistry. It presents the existing classification of stereotypes about chemistry and their upgrade. An analysis of movies that reflect the existing perception of chemistry in the public is written. Literature on selected aspects of the application of chemistry in movies is collected and analyzed. A qualification of perception of chemistry in the movies is presented based on the literature. The literature review is upgraded with an analysis of five selected movies in accordance with the criteria for the perception of stereotypes about chemistry. The perception of chemistry in school and the factors that affect it described in the literature are also presented. The analysis of domestic and foreign literature led to the conclusion that chemistry is one of the least valued disciplines of science. Most of the stereotypes that occur in the public as well as in the media are classified into five categories. These are stereotypes that are related to the chemist's behaviour, their appearance and work environment, and stereotypes relating to the effects of chemical substances on the environment, humans and animals. The analysis of the literature has shown that stereotypes appear in movies very frequently (mainly due to visual attractiveness) and the reality of these stereotypes for the public.

    Item Type: Thesis (Diploma thesis)
    Keywords: public perception of chemistry, stereotypes about chemistry, movies
    Number of Pages: 26
    Language of Content: Slovenian
    Mentor / Comentors:
    Mentor / ComentorsIDFunction
    izr. prof. dr. Vesna Ferk SavecMentor
    Link to COBISS: http://www.cobiss.si/scripts/cobiss?command=search&base=50126&select=(ID=10742857)
    Institution: University of Ljubljana
    Department: Faculty of Education
    Item ID: 3141
    Date Deposited: 09 Oct 2015 09:29
    Last Modified: 19 Feb 2016 10:02
    URI: http://pefprints.pef.uni-lj.si/id/eprint/3141

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