Regina M. Tuma is a member of the doctoral faculty in Media Psychology at Fielding Graduate University. She is a social psychologist with interests in perception, cognition, Gestalt theory, and the history of psychology as a source of innovation for media psychology.
Current research interests include the psychology of social media; psychology and the critique of Big Data; critical approaches to media psychology; social media research methods; social representation theory and Bartlett’s serialization method as epistemological approaches to social media research; relationship between mind (cognition) and technology; the cognitive and social psychological aesthetics of social media; social media activism; and social media as public culture.
Her social justice interests include: the perils of predictive analytics; differential use and impact of Big Data culture and surveillance on race and marginalized communities. She is passionate about: Gestalt theories of perception and cognition; the philosophical psychology of Hannah Arendt; and Twitter (@obspsy).