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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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Rita Michelle Rivera

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Rita Michelle Rivera

Rita Michelle Rivera

Psy.D. Student in Clinical Psychology at Albizu University


Rita Michelle Rivera is pursuing a Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology at Albizu University, in Miami, FL. She is a Student Representative for the Florida Psychological Association- Division of Graduate Students, President of the Student Council at Albizu University, Student Ambassador for APA Division 15, Student Representative for APA Division 49, and Co-chair of the Gender, Sexuality, & Aging APA Division 20 SIG. Rita’s research is focused on psychoneuroimmunology and Hispanic populations. Her work has been previously published in multiple international journals. She is currently working on projects examining the relationship between hormone fluctuations and human behavior, specifically in patients with depressive disorders.


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