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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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Joanne Broder, PhD

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Joanne Broder, PhD

Joanne Broder, PhD

Research Psychologist


Dr. Joanne Broder is dedicated to closing the gap between research and practice.  In 2017, she was President of the Society for Media Psychology and Technology of the American Psychological Association and launched the Device Management and Intelligence Committee.  In 2018, their work was recognized by the Top Ten Trends in Psychology list by the American Psychological Association. She is currently writing, a book on healthy relationships with technology and social media participation, which will be published in 2021.  For over 20 years, she has been consulting to public and private organizations by creating assessment tools to help them get the answers they need.  Her first book, Finish Your Dissertation, Don’t Let It Finish You! is the text she uses for her teaching and coaching.  She is the co-founding Editor of Psychology of Popular Media, published by the APA, and blogs for Psychology Today Magazine. She is also an Affiliate Professor at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia where she teaches ground-based and online courses as well as advises students through their thesis research studies and capstone projects. Joanne earned a Ph.D. in 2004 in Education Psychology and M.Ed. in Adult and Organization Development in 2000 from Temple University, as well as a B.A. in Psychology in 1993 from Monmouth University.  Joanne’s past work experience includes a prison counselor, corporate human resources generalist, and research and evaluation specialist.


The Psychology of Popular Media

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