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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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 and Keith Oatley. Moderator: Karen Shackleford
Dara N. Greenwood

Dara Greenwood, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychological Science at Vassar College
Keith Oatley, PhD

Keith Oatley, PhD

Professor Emeritus at the University of Toronto
Melanie C. Green

Melanie C. Green, PhD

Professor in Communication at the University at Buffalo
Lee Shackleford

Lee Shackleford

teacher, scriptwriter, voice actor, script doctor, director, podcaster
David Giles, PhD

David Giles, PhD

Reader, Department of Psychology at the University of Winchester
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