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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Dr. Ahmed is a Lecturer in Digital Business with a specialism in social media research in the Department of Marketing, Operations and Systems at Newcastle University. He completed his PhD at the University of Sheffield and his thesis examined the role of social media during infectious disease outbreaks. More recently, he has been working on examining social media data related to the COVID-19 Pandemic and specifically the spread of conspiracy theories on platforms such as Twitter. He is a regular contributor to the London School of Economics and Political Sciences Impact Blog and has been writing on tools and methods to extract data from social media platforms. He has published over 20 peer-reviewed journal articles. SYMPOSIUM SESSION At Home with Entertainment and...

Regina M. Tuma is a member of the doctoral faculty in Media Psychology at Fielding Graduate University. She is a social psychologist with interests in perception, cognition, Gestalt theory, and the history of psychology as a source of innovation for media psychology. Current research interests include the psychology of social media; psychology and the critique of Big Data; critical approaches to media psychology; social media research methods; social representation theory and Bartlett’s serialization method as epistemological approaches to social media research; relationship between mind (cognition) and technology; the cognitive and social psychological aesthetics of social media; social media activism; and social media as public culture. Her social justice interests include: the perils of predictive analytics; differential use and impact of Big Data culture...

Bradley J. Bond, PhD, is the director of the aMP lab and a faculty member in the Communication Studies department at the University of San Diego. Dr. Bond joined the department of Communication Studies in 2012 after completing his postdoctoral work with Dr. Sandra Calvert in the Children’s Digital Media Center housed in the department of psychology at Georgetown University. Dr. Bond received his BA in communication at Bradley University, and his MA and PhD in communication at the University of Illinois. SYMPOSIUM SESSIONS Parasocial Relationships: Conversation with Four Authors of Real Characters Parasocial Relationships and Changing World Conditions WEBSITE