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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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Panel: Parasocial Relationships and Changing World Conditions

July 16 @ 1:00 pm 1:45 pm PDT

Top narrative psychology scholars present and discuss their work on relationships with fictional characters, especially related to how these so-called para-relationships meet psychological, relational and developmental needs for audience members. Speakers will comment and answer questions about how changes brought on by the pandemic might influence both the experience of parasocial relationships and prompt new research in this area.

Panelists: Melanie Green, David Ewoldsen and Keith Oatley

Discussant: Karen Shackleford


July 16, 2020
1:00 pm – 1:45 pm PDT
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