Fielding Graduate University

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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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Parasocial Relationships: Conversation with Four Authors of Real Characters

Authors of the upcoming book REAL CHARACTERS

Authors of the upcoming book REAL CHARACTERS will discuss research on parasocial relationships with fictional characters and with celebrities. What role, if any, is the pandemic and quarantine playing in audience relationships with characters and celebrities? What implications do these changing times have on research in this field? A panel of experts will discuss and take your questions.

Panelists: Melanie Green, David Ewoldsen, Keith Oatley, Bradley Bond

Discussant: Karen Shackleford. Host: Ken Walker

Date, Time & Location: Thu, July 16, 2020. 11:15 – 12:30 pm (PT) — Room 2

David Ewoldsen Ph.D.

David Ewoldsen, PhD

Professor in Media & Information at Michigan State University
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
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
Ken Walker

Ken Walker

PhD student in Psychology with an emphasis in Media Psychology at Fielding Graduate University
Melanie C. Green

Melanie C. Green, PhD

Professor in Communication at the University at Buffalo
Keith Oatley, PhD

Keith Oatley, PhD

Professor Emeritus at the University of Toronto