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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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Courtney Crooks, PhD

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Courtney Crooks, PhD

Courtney Crooks, PhD

Principal Research Scientist at Georgia Tech Research Institute


Dr. Courtney Crooks is a Principal Research Scientist at Georgia Tech Research Institute, a licensed psychologist, and a military Veteran. With over 18 years of applied research experience within Georgia Tech Research Institute, and the U.S. Navy as an Aerospace Experimental Psychologist, her expertise includes multiple specialties of psychology as applied to the behavioral and social sciences. Her expertise is influential on various projects requiring her skills in theoretical foundations and qualitative/quantitative analysis. Dr. Crooks has served in numerous leadership, project director/principal investigator, faculty mentor, and supervisory roles throughout her career, and is actively involved in her professional and civic communities. For example, she is the current Chair of the Georgia Psychological Association Legal and Legislative Committee; and a member of American Psychological Association, American Psychoanalytic Association, IEEE/Women in Engineering – Atlanta, Atlanta Psychoanalytic Society, and Atlanta Kiwanis. She completed a PhD in Cognitive Psychology with University of Georgia; formal retraining program in clinical psychology with Fielding Graduate University; doctoral internship and postdoctoral residency in health services psychology with Emory University School of Medicine; Georgia Tech Professional Education certificate in Cybersecurity; 2-year Core Program with Emory University Psychoanalytic Institute (EUPI), and Faculty Fellowship with the Georgia Tech Sam Nunn Security Program. Dr. Crooks is also an adjunct faculty member with Georgia Tech School of International Affairs, and advanced candidate at the Emory University Psychoanalytic Institute. Her current research applies psychoanalytic and social science theory, narrative language and social media analysis, to understand social response to politicized issues, including national security implications of information warfare, disinformation campaigns, pro-social and radicalized social behavior.


A Mixed-Methods, Media-Enhanced Investigation of Public Response to Geo-Political Events and Social Engineering