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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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Submission Guidelines

Media Psychology Symposium: Connecting and Disconnecting in the New Normal

Guidelines for Submitting Your Proposals

The Submission Information page describes the types of submissions and how to submit your work to this symposium. It provides information to help you through the process from abstract submission to preparing your presentation at the conference. Contact: symposium@fielding.edu

Deadline for submissions: June 15, 2020

Selection Process

The selection panel of the conference committee will consider all abstracts received by the published deadline to ensure that the proposed submission is relevant to the symposium topics.

Abstract selection notifications will be sent out to relevant authors.  Accepted authors will be responsible for sending a short bio, headshot and signed video release within a week of the notification.

Submission Types

Live Talks

Live Panels

Live Roundtables

Abstracts are required for all submissions.   Scholars, researchers and practitioners are invited, and should address one of the topics listed in the call for papers. Theoretical papers presenting an argument and papers presenting an application that has been developed are welcome. Media psychology is a broad field, therefore In all cases, concepts and underlying principles should be emphasized, with enough background information to orient non-specialists in a specific subject or area.

Process Steps

Complete the information on the submission form.

Panels and Roundtables will be assembled from the accepted submissions.

Participants should plan on committing approximately 1.5 hours of time, including being available 15 minutes prior to the start of their panel or Roundtable and maintaining an online presence with a camera on, through the presentation and discussion that follows.

Each session will have a designated Session Host.

The job of the host is to make sure all panel or Roundtable members have downloaded and tested relevant software, are familiar with any screensharing processes necessary to support a presentation.

All hosts and participants are asked to do a short practice run prior to the actual conference.

Please reach out to the Conference Program manager ahead of time if there are issues.

GENERAL TIPS FOR PARTICIPANTS

Basic Session Structure:

10 minutes before the Session: The host will start the designated online meeting space.

2 minutes before the Session: The host will start the recording.

1 minute before the Session: The Session Chair introduces the session.

Beginning of the Session: The Session Chair will introduce the presenter. The talk will be presented live

The duration of a presentation by type are listed below:

The Session Chair will monitor the chat and Q&A windows during the presentation  “

A live Q&A Session will follow each talk, moderated by the Session Chair:

  • Participants will be muted and they will need to submit questions using the chat or Q&A interface
  • The Session Chair will select and ask the questions during the Q&A session. We understand that there maybe not time to ask all the questions. The Chair will make sure to ask complementary questions and hopefully according to the time they were first submitted.
  • The Chair will have the ability to unmute participants if this is needed to elaborate on their questions Please note that due to the limited Q&A duration, participants may want to continue their discussion with the author(s) off-line.
  • A channel will be available if the paper author and attendees want to have a further conversation following the Q&A.

Submitting a Proposal for a Full Panel

You may submit a proposal for a full panel, which includes a moderator and 3 to 4 panelists addressing a common topic relevant to the call.  The panel must designate a lead member who will be in charge of managing the panel members, submitting all necessary information, and will coordinating with the contact at Fielding.  Please include the panel name and abstract along with the individual presentation titles, abstracts and author information.

Non-Academic Contributions

The conference committee welcomes contributions from individuals and organizations working in the field. These contributions can take the form of a presentation or a demonstration. In the first instance, an abstract should be submitted describing the work to be presented.

Posters

Researchers are invited to submit current projects which are either at the proposal stage or are work in progress to present as a Poster. Posters will be available for viewing for the duration of the conference. There will be a timetabled slot for contributors to be available for live-chat so that participants can discuss the research.

THE POSTER MUST BE ONE PAGE AND IN ENGLISH.

You can create your poster using PowerPoint, Adobe Illustrator, Canva, or any other appropriate program. Poster dimensions are as follows: The maximum width is 48 inches (130 cm); the maximum height is 36 inches (100 cm).

The file size may not exceed 25MB, and you must save your file as a PDF.

Focus on readability and good design taking into account that the poster will be displayed on computers, not full size. Use a consistent layout with heading and subheading font and size standardized.

A SHORT VIDEO MUST ACCOMPANY THE POSTER.

The video should capture the author explaining the poster in 5 minutes or fewer. The video is designed to capture the experience of an in-person poster session.

You can record your presentation in front of a physical, printed poster or in front of a digital image of your poster created using an LCD projector or large screen monitor. You are NOT required to print your poster at any stage of VPS.

Product Demonstrations

If practitioners and technology companies wish to present a product demonstration, these can be prerecorded on video and displayed with pre-taped, asynchronous presentations.

Training Sessions, Tutorials or Workshops

If practitioners, technology or software companies wish to submit a tutorial or workshop event, please contact the Conference Program Manager symposium@fielding.edu for further details and to discuss feasibility.  In general, we encourage applied presentations.

Asynchronous Presentations

Short Presentations

We invite submission of short “mini-Ted Talk” style presentations that are prerecorded of approximately 6-10 minutes duration.  These will be displayed throughout the conference. There will be a timetabled slot for contributors to be available for live-chat so that participants can discuss the presentations.  Videos should be formatted for YouTube so that they can be embedded on the conference site.

Flash Talks

We invite submission of Flash Talks, very short 3-5 minute presentation presenting a scientific concept or idea in a clear manner to inspire the listeners with new ideas or research in progress. There will be a timetabled slot for contributors to be available for live-chat so that participants can discuss the presentations.  Videos should be formatted for YouTube so that they can be embedded on the conference site.