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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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Virtual Media Psychology Symposium / Articles posted by Symposium

In this short talk, you will find a brief introduction to the media psychology programs available at Fielding. Whether you are curious about a certificate, interested in a master’s, or ready for a PhD, we hope you enjoy this video that highlights our programs, faculty and alumni....

Why do we enjoy consuming sad stories? Although much progress has been made, none of the existing explanations to the “sadness paradox,” deriving gratification from the consumption of sad content can satisfy all of its occurrences. The paradox remains for stories lacking gratifying resolutions, meaning, or sufficient instances of prosocial behavior to explain the pleasure associated with feelings of being moved....