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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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Melanie C. Green, PhD

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Melanie C. Green

Melanie C. Green, PhD

Professor in Communication at the University at Buffalo


Melanie C. Green, Ph.D., is a Professor in Communication at the University at Buffalo. Her work has focused on persuasion and belief change. In particular, Melanie’s research examines how narratives can change the way individuals think and behave, including the effects of fictional stories on real-world attitudes and the persistence of belief change over time. Her theory of “transportation into a narrative world” focuses on immersion into a story as a mechanism of narrative influence. She has also studied the challenges of correcting story-based misinformation and the effects of conflicting stories. She has examined persuasion in a variety of contexts, from health communication to social issues. She has edited two books on these topics (Narrative Impact and Persuasion: Psychological Insights and Perspectives, Second Edition), and has published numerous articles in leading psychology, communication, and interdisciplinary journals. Her work has also examined the influence of social media on interpersonal interactions. Her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the Spencer Foundation, and the Russell Sage Foundation.  She received her Ph.D. in Psychology from Ohio State University.


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