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36th Annual Forensic Psychology Symposium

Hosted by the American College of Forensic Psychology
in collaboration with Fielding Graduate University.

Fielding Graduate University is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Fielding maintains responsibility for this pro-gram and its content. This program will offer a maximum of 21 hours of Continuing Education credits.

The American College of Forensic Psychology certifies that this activity has been approved for 21 hours of MCLE credit by the State Bar of California.


Conversation Hour: Society, Technology & COVID-19: Short Term Solution or Long-Lasting Impact?

Media Psychology experts discuss the long-term impact of the pandemic across industries

Media technologies have played a crucial role keeping much of society functional in the face of the enormous social, economic and political upheaval due to COVID-19.  While humans are adaptable and resilient, rapid change and an uncertain environment creates both practical and psychological challenges and opportunities.

This panel brings together Media Psychology experts to discuss the long-term impact and strategic issues across industries and give their views on: Which changes will be temporary? What disruptions will be permanent? What will recovery look like?


Kristian Aloma, PhD: The pressures on brand communications and marketing strategies

David Caplan, MA: Mass media storytelling and what people want during a crisis.

Linda Durnell, PhD: The trends emerging in medical technology and healthcare delivery.

David Peck, PhD: How higher education can adapt and recover.

Pamela Rutledge, PhD, MBA: Restoring trust and redefining entertainment experiences.

Tunisha Singleton, PhD: The implications for sport entertainment and sports fan experience.

Caryn Wiley-Rappaport, PhD: The implications  for consumer and brand research.

Moderator: Jerri Lynn Hogg, PhD

Date, Time & Location: Friday, July 17, 2020. 2:45 – 3:45 pm (PT)

Kristian A. Alomá, Ph.D

Kristian A. Alomá, PhD

Founder and CEO of Threadline
Diana Graber

Diana Graber, MA

Founder, Cyberwise & Cyber Civics
Pam Rutledge, PhD

Pam Rutledge, PhD

Doctoral Faculty in Media Psychology at Fielding Graduate University
Tunisha Singleton, PhD

Tunisha Singleton, PhD

Adjunct Faculty member at Fielding Graduate University in the Media Psychology program
David Caplan, MA

David Caplan, MA

Award-winning television writer and Executive Producer
Caryn Wiley-Rapoport, PhD

Caryn Wiley-Rapoport, PhD

Founder of SYGNYFY, and adjunct faculty at Fielding Graduate University in Media Psychology