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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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Jerri Lynn Hogg, PhD

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Jerri Lynn Hogg, PhD

Jerri Lynn Hogg, PhD

Program Director of Media Psychology at Fielding Graduate University


Jerri Lynn Hogg is the Director of Fielding Graduate University’s Media Psychology program. She consults in the areas of cultural influence on human behavior and digital media; virtual communities and augmented reality; connection through social media communities; the psychology behind effective communication design; new and changing learning communities; and how to create solid user experience design.

Passionate about social media, technology, and digital environments, Dr. Hogg researches and consults on how we communicate, connect, and find balance in changing environments. As a psychologist, she applies theory, practice, and research to humanizing the technological landscape and digital experience.

Dr. Hogg is a media psychologist. She is the 2015 president for the American Psychological Associations’ Society for Media Psychology and Technology, and co-author of Mad Men Unzipped: Fans on Sex, Love, and the Sixties on TV.

Dr. Hogg enjoys extending the conversation through writing, speaking, teaching, and research. In general, she is interested in our lived experiences and enjoys hearing the individual stories of how we engage.

She writes for both academic and popular audiences, grounding her writing in psychology, science, research, and story. She authors a blog on Psychology called “The Digital Life”, and regularly engages with reporters on current topics in media psychology and technology. Recent interviews include The Atlantic, US News and World Report, Self Magazine, Internet Magazine, and Cosmopolitan.

Dr. Hogg regularly speaks on audience engagement; augmented reality; media and technology issues with privacy and ethics; learning environments; media psychology and technology for good; and how we interface with technology.

She began her career studying engineering and then made the unusual jump to advertising and public relations. Her background in engineering fueled her interest in the science and technology behind how we are driven to connect and communicate. With experience in design and usability, Dr. Hogg discovered the newly emerging field of Media Psychology. She has been researching and teaching in Media Psychology and Technology ever since. She continues to be passionate about the ways we connect and make meaning in digital environments. She enjoys the dialogue with others on the topic and continues to uncover new areas for research and understanding.


Director of Symposium: Welcome Message Day 1

The New Normal for Learning, Health, and Misinformation

Moderator: Video Games during the Pandemic

Moderator: Technology, Mind, and Behavior: A Home for Media Psychology and the New Normal