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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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Regina Tuma, PhD

Regina Tuma, PhD

Regina Tuma, PhD

Doctoral Faculty in Media Psychology at Fielding Graduate University


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).



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