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Media Psychology Programs

Fielding’s Media Psychology programs enable students to enter at their qualification, readiness and goal levels. The PhD in Media Psychology program provides a research-based program that informs practice in an evolving field of study. The Masters of Arts in Media Psychology is 100% online, applies psychological science to media and technology landscapes. The 3-course Certificate in Media Psychology program is also 100% online, and offers emphases in Media Neuroscience and Brand Psychology & Audience Engagement.

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#MediaPsy2020

Be a part of the conversation that builds a better post-pandemic future.

THE MEDIA PSYCHOLOGY SYMPOSIUM IS A VIRTUAL CONFERENCE. PARTICIPATE FROM ANYWHERE.

July 16 and 17, 2020, Fielding Graduate University

We are facing a new normal—a global cultural reset. Media and technology have become the lifelines to work, healthcare, education, entertainment, social and interpersonal ties, and commerce.  They also expose social disparities and challenges.

Scholars and practitioners at the nexus of psychology, media, and technology have a unique opportunity to redefine normal and promote the role of psychology, social justice and human flourishing in the structures and content that support recovery.

Join the conversation that builds a better post-pandemic future. Listen and engage with experts in media and psychology from around the world. Network with a global community of creatives, media psychologists, and business professionals.

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Ellen Peters, PhD

Numeracy skills will be crucial to emerging as successfully as possible from the COVID-19 pandemic.  From understanding infection rates and antibody test results to managing ongoing financial and health issues, numeracy skills are crucial.

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Bettina Sherick, MBA

Stories and storytellers are vital to society because stories break through mental barriers and simulate our ability to use imagination and language to create new worlds and possibilities. Stories bridge time, language and culture to create empathy, shared experience and authentic connections.

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Top Speakers

Media psychology leaders and innovators from top universities and companies around the world.
Mark Smyth, PhD

Mark Smyth, PhD

President of the Psychological Society of Ireland
David Peck, PhD

David Peck, PhD

Vice President for University Relations at Azusa Pacific University
Pam Rutledge, PhD

Pam Rutledge, PhD

Doctoral Faculty in Media Psychology at Fielding Graduate University
Joanne Broder, PhD

Joanne Broder, PhD

Research Psychologist
Pete Etchells, PhD

Pete Etchells, PhD

Bath Spa University
Don Grant, PhD

Don Grant, PhD

Executive Director of Resolutions Teen Center
Regina Tuma, PhD

Regina Tuma, PhD

Doctoral Faculty in Media Psychology at Fielding Graduate University
Karen Dill-Shackleford, PhD

Karen Shackleford, PhD

Doctoral Faculty in Media Psychology at Fielding Graduate University. And incoming editor of APA journal — Psychology of Popular Media
K. Melchor Quick Hall

K. Melchor Quick Hall, PhD

Faculty in Fielding Graduate University's School of Leadership Studies. Visiting Scholar at Brandeis University's Women's Studies Research Center
Isabela Granic, PhD

Isabela Granic, PhD

Professor of Developmental Psychopathology in the Behavioural Science Institute at Radboud University
Wasim Ahmed, PhD

Wasim Ahmed, PhD

Lecturer in Digital Business in the Department of Marketing, Operations and Systems at Newcastle University
Randy Kulman, PhD

Randy Kulman, PhD

Founder of LearningWorks for Kids
Sabine O’Hara, PhD

Sabine O’Hara, PhD

Distinguished Professor & PhD Program Director College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability & Environmental Sciences (CAUSES) University of the District of Columbia
Benjamin Bowman, PhD

Benjamin Bowman, PhD

Lecturer, Manchester Centre for Youth Studies, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
Chris Ferguson, PhD

Chris Ferguson, PhD

Professor of Psychology at Stetson University
Keith Oatley, PhD

Keith Oatley, PhD

Professor Emeritus at the University of Toronto
Nick Bowman, PhD

Nick Bowman, PhD

Associate Professor Journalism & Creative Media Industries at Texas Tech University
David Ewoldsen Ph.D.

David Ewoldsen, PhD

Professor in Media & Information at Michigan State University
Caryn Wiley-Rapoport, PhD

Caryn Wiley-Rapoport, PhD

Founder of SYGNYFY, and adjunct faculty at Fielding Graduate University in Media Psychology
Melanie C. Green

Melanie C. Green, PhD

Professor in Communication at the University at Buffalo
Rachel Kowert, PhD

Rachel Kowert, PhD

Research Director of "Take This"
Linda K. Kaye, PhD

Linda K. Kaye, PhD

Senior Lecturer in the Department of Psychology at Edge Hill University
Dara N. Greenwood

Dara Greenwood, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychological Science at Vassar College
Danielle S. McNamara, PhD

Danielle S. McNamara, PhD

Professor of Psychology in the Psychology Department at Arizona State University
Tunisha Singleton, PhD

Tunisha Singleton, PhD

Adjunct Faculty member at Fielding Graduate University in the Media Psychology program
Kristian A. Alomá, Ph.D

Kristian A. Alomá, PhD

Founder and CEO of Threadline
Benson Cooke, PhD

Benson Cooke, PhD

Professor of Counseling and Psychology in the College of Arts and Science at University of the District of Columbia
Sharon Coen, PhD

Sharon Coen, PhD

Senior Lecturer in Media Psychology at the University of Salford, Manchester
Mary Myers, PhD

Mary Myers, PhD

Doctor of Strategic Communication (DSC) Program Coordinator for Regent University
Elizabeth Cohen, PhD

Elizabeth L. Cohen, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Communication Studies at West Virginia University
Lea Dohm, PhD

Lea Dohm, PhD

Founder of the Psychologists / Psychotherapists for Future Germany (Psy4F)
Lee Shackleford

Lee Shackleford

teacher, scriptwriter, voice actor, script doctor, director, podcaster
Ellen Peters, PhD

Ellen Peters, PhD

Philip H. Knight Chair and Director of the Center for Science Communication Research in the School of Journalism and Communication at the University of Oregon
Gayle Stever, PhD

Gayle Stever, PhD

Associate Professor School for Undergraduate Studies at SUNY Empire State College
David Caplan, MA

David Caplan, MA

Award-winning television writer and Executive Producer
Linda Durnell, PhD

Linda Durnell, PhD

Media Psychologist
C. Shawn Green, PhD

C. Shawn Green, PhD

Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
Bettina Sherick, MBA

Bettina Sherick, MBA

SVP, Worldwide Consumer Insights and Audience Analytics on the Digital Marketing team for Warner Bros. Theatrical Marketing
Bradley J. Bond, PhD

Bradley J. Bond, PhD

Director of the aMP lab and a faculty member in the Communication Studies department at the University of San Diego
Aiden Hirshfield, PhD

Aiden Hirshfield, PhD

Media Psychologist
Reupah Philips, PhD

Reupah Philips, PhD

Founder and Director of Meadows of Hope, Center for Emotional Wellness
Joshua Cohen, MA

Josh Cohen, MA

Adjunct faculty member in the Behavioral Sciences department at SUNY Empire State College
Tobias Greitemeyer, PhD

Tobias Greitemeyer, PhD

Professor in Department of Psychology, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Jerri Lynn Hogg, PhD

Jerri Lynn Hogg, PhD

Program Director of Media Psychology at Fielding Graduate University
Sherry Hamby, Ph.D.

Sherry Hamby, PhD

Director of the Life Paths Research Center (LPRC) and Founder of ResilienceCon. Dr. Hamby is also Research Professor of Psychology at the University of the South
Victoria Banyard

Victoria Banyard, PhD

Professor and Associate Director, Center on Violence Against Women and Children
Craig A. Anderson, PhD

Craig A. Anderson, PhD

Distinguished Professor of Psychology, Iowa State University
Danielle Littman

Danielle Maude Littman

PhD student in the Graduate School of Social Work at the University of Denver
Clementine Msengi, Ed.D.

Clementine Msengi, EdD

Visiting Assistant Professor within the Department of Educational Leadership Center for Doctoral Studies at Lamar University
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