Fielding Graduate University

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Santa Barbara, California 93105
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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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Carlos González Velázquez, PhD, is an alumnus from the media psychology doctoral program at Fielding. His research focuses on narrative engagement. He developed the course Changing Hearts with Storytelling that he will be teaching in the Writers’ Program at UCLA Extension this coming winter. He has three published novels, the latest of which, Coffee, Shopping, Murder, Love, won the 2019 Red Hen Press’ Quill Prose award. The work he is presenting at the symposium is based on the research for his doctoral dissertation, The Motivational Effect of Compassion on Securing Narrative Engagement. He lives in Santa Monica with his husband. SYMPOSIUM SESSION POSTER: The Motivational Effect of Compassion on Securing Narrative Engagement WEBSITE