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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.

Learn More: Media Psychology

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....

No research has been done to investigate the phenomenon of Facebook use and exposure to nutrition misinformation among Arabs who use Facebook. The study aims to explore the phenomenon of Facebook use by interviewing 20 volunteer participants until saturation was reached while predicting exposure to nutrition misinformation from Facebook using data of 166 respondents who fully completed a web survey....