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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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Tatyana El-Kour is a doctoral candidate in Media Psychology at Fielding Graduate University, with a concentration in the social impact of mobile media and immersive technology. Her research focuses on the psychological mechanisms of digital behavior interventions relayed in diverse media for health and nutrition promotion. She continuously demonstrated the role of misinformation in creating chaos around implementing evidence-based interventions around health and nutrition. She brings over 15 years of experience in the United Nations and global humanitarian organizations. She is also the 2017 recipient of the Worldwide Network for Gender Empowerment Research Fellowship for her project entitled: “Empowerment Matters: How Redefining Mothers’ Role in Crisis Can Help Save Lives.” SYMPOSIUM SESSION POSTER: Digital Behavior Interventions in Augmented Reality Versus Non-Augmented Reality...

Sara Cureton MA, M.Ed. is pursuing a Ph.D. in Media Psychology at Fielding Graduate University. Her past research areas in partnership with Elizabeth Murphy include the arthouse movie-going through the lenses of personality and shared experiences as well as narrative meaning-making, identity, and representation. She is currently approaching her dissertation research on media trust, media consumption, and political participation. Sara is a member of the Professional Communication and Leadership faculty at Western Governors University and supports the Earned Admission program at Arizona State University. SYMPOSIUM SESSION POSTER: “A MILLION LITTLE THINGS:” VIEWER PERSPECTIVES ON MEANING-MAKING FROM A TV NARRATIVE OF SUICIDE, DEPRESSION, GRIEF, & LOSS...

Elizabeth Murphy, MMR., MA., is a Ph.D. student in the Media Psychology program at Fielding Graduate University. She has a dual background in business and psychology and has worked in corporate marketing research and in private practice as a psychotherapist. She currently works for a non-profit and enjoys her work with older adults. She is particularly interested in narrative, storytelling, positive psychology, film, and later stages of the lifespan as well as the impact of media & technology on relationships, mental health, and behavior. Elizabeth has co-authored four posters with Sara Cureton on the topics of shared experience, personality, moviegoing, narrative meaning-making, and representation. SYMPOSIUM SESSION POSTER: “A MILLION LITTLE THINGS:” VIEWER PERSPECTIVES ON MEANING-MAKING FROM A TV NARRATIVE OF SUICIDE, DEPRESSION,...