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. Pamela Rutledge is a scholar-practitioner, integrating her expertise in media psychology with 20+ years as a media producer. She applies behavioral, social and neuroscience to understanding the impact of media content and technology design and anticipating audience behaviors. Rutledge focuses on identifying human motivations, behavioral triggers and instinctive drives to inform messaging and data strategies that deliver actionable insights. In her capacity as a professional media psychologist, Dr. Rutledge consults with a variety of clients; data science team member at 20th Century Fox Films, persona development for the Oprah Winfrey Network, audience insights for Warner Bros., persona-based narrative strategies to disrupt terrorist messaging in social for the US Dept. of Defense, persuasive narratives to shift brand strategies for Saatchi and Saatchi,...

Clementine Msengi, Ed.D. is a Visiting Assistant Professor within the Department of Educational Leadership Center for Doctoral Studies at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas. Her published works and research interests focus on educational leadership, multicultural education, domestic and international health education, cultural competency, mentoring, and resilience. SYMPOSIUM SESSION Panel: Professional Development in a Virtual World: A Narrative Approach. Day 2: July 17 WEBSITE https://drclem.com/...

Danielle Maude Littman is a PhD student in the Graduate School of Social Work at the University of Denver. Danielle's research explores how places of belonging and connection may buffer against the impacts of isolation and trauma, especially for marginalized groups in multiply harsh contexts. She has current research projects exploring peer support among youth experiencing homelessness, arts programs in Colorado prisons, and mutual aid during COVID-19. she is committed to the integration of artistic and participatory methods in her research. She holds her Masters in Social Service Administration from the University of Chicago, and her Bachelors in Theatre and Creative Writing from Northwestern University. SYMPOSIUM SESSION Panel: Professional Development in a Virtual World: A Narrative Approach. Day 2: July 17 WEBSITE https://socialwork.du.edu/...

Sherry Hamby, Ph.D. is Director of the Life Paths Research Center (LPRC) and Founder of ResilienceCon. She is also Research Professor of Psychology at the University of the South. A licensed clinical psychologist, Dr. Hamby has worked for more than 20 years on the problem of violence, including front-line crisis intervention and treatment, involvement in grassroots organizations, and research leading to the publication of more than 200 articles and books. She is best known for her work on poly-victimization, measuring violence, and resilience.  Her work on resilience focuses on the importance of meaning making and the benefits of narrative. Her awards include the 2017 Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Science of Trauma Psychology from the American Psychological Association. SYMPOSIUM SESSION Panel:...

Victoria Banyard is Professor and Associate Director, Center on Violence Against Women and Children. Victoria Banyard has dedicated her academic career to finding better ways to help communities prevent and respond to interpersonal violence. Banyard – who received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology (and a Certificate in Women's Studies) from the University of Michigan – has worked with colleagues across the U.S. and abroad to help shape policy at the national, state and local level through a rigorous examination of violence-prevention programs centered on a critical question: Do they work? Banyard uses multiple methods, both quantitative and qualitative, to understand how, where and why prevention strategies and programs succeed or not. Her research, begun more than 25 years ago, underscores...