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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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Danielle S. McNamara is a Professor of Psychology in the Psychology Department at Arizona State University.  She has published over 450 scholarly works (books, journal articles, chapters, proceedings) on topics related to educational technologies (see, game-based learning, reading comprehension, writing, text and learning analytics, and natural language processing (see Dr. McNamara has served as an associate editor for five academic journals, and currently serves as the founding editor of APA’s Technology, Mind, and Behavior (/ SYMPOSIUM SESSION Panel: Technology, Mind, and Behavior. Day 1: July 16 @ 11:15am to 12:00pm WEBSITE

  SYMPOSIUM SESSION Panel: Technology, Mind, and Behavior. Day 1: July 16 @ 11:15am to 12:00pm WEBSITE

C. Shawn Green, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Green received his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D in Brain and Cognitive Sciences from the University of Rochester. He then completed post-doctoral training in computer vision and machine learning at the University of Minnesota, before joining the Psychology faculty at UW-Madison in 2011. His primary research program focuses on developing and evaluating methods to improve individuals' perceptual and cognitive skills. His research program utilizes many reasonably standard approaches in psychology and neuroscience (e.g., psychophysics, fMRI, DWI, EEG, etc.), but also frequently takes advantage of certain modern forms of media (e.g., video games, virtual reality, etc.) in order to better understand how experience...

Granic obtained her PhD at the University of Toronto. She has been a professor of Developmental Psychopathology in the Behavioural Science Institute at Radboud University since 2010. For more than 15 years, her research has focused on how to promote emotional health and well-being in youth and their families. Most of her work has examined what sorts of interventions work for anxious and aggressive children, why and how they work, and for whom they often fail. She has now turned most of her energy to understanding how video games can improve the emotional health of children and adolescents. She leads an interdisciplinary network of developmental psychologists, neuroscientists, game developers, programmers and artists whose objective is to create new games that...

Dr. Bowman joins the faculty at Texas Tech University having spent the past eight years at West Virginia University, with a brief stint at Young Harris College (Georgia). A graduate of Michigan State University, his research focuses on entertainment and persuasive applications of interactive media, such as video games, augmented and virtual reality, and social media. He has published over 80 peer-reviewed manuscripts, and presented nearly 200 different works at regional, national, and international conferences, and has co-authored two textbooks - one focused on mediated communication and the other on entertainment media. He was the editor of Communication Research Reports from 2017 to 2019, and is an associate editor with the Journal of Media Psychology. Nick has taught courses in the...