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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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The Virtual Media Psychology Symposium takes place Thursday, July 16, 2020 and Friday, July 17, 2020. Keynote speakers, topic panels, roundtable discussions, and networking opportunities fill both days from 8 am until 5 pm (Pacific Time).

08:00 – 08:10

(Pacific Time)

Welcome Message

Welcome message from Dr. Jerri Lynn Hogg, Director of the Media Psychology Symposium.

PLEASE NOTE: This will also be the INTRODUCTION TO THE KEYNOTE. The “JOIN EVENT” button (available to logged-in users) is the same Webinar as the Keynote.

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Jerri Lynn Hogg, PhD
Jerri Lynn Hogg, PhD

08:10 – 08:40

(Pacific Time)

Keynote Talk: Statistics stalking and the highly numerate in the time of COVID-19

Numeracy skills will be crucial to emerging as successfully as possible from the COVID-19 pandemic.  From understanding infection rates and antibody test results to managing ongoing financial and health issues, numeracy skills are crucial. Does being objectively numerate (having high numeric literacy) mean that citizens understand and react more appropriately to the inevitable uncertainty and complications in this pandemic? How much have people paid attention to coronavirus statistics and how have those who stalk the statistics reacted to this crisis?  LEARN MORE

Ellen Peters, PhD
Ellen Peters, PhD

08:40 – 9:00

(Pacific Time)

Dr. Ellen Peters is the Philip H. Knight Chair and Director of the Center for Science Communication Research in the School of Journalism and Communication at the University of Oregon. She studies the basic building blocks of human judgment and decision making and their links with effective communication techniques. She is particularly interested in how affective, intuitive, and deliberative processes help people perceive risks and make decisions.

Ellen Peters, PhD
Ellen Peters, PhD

9:00 – 9:30

(Pacific Time)

Break

Please take this opportunity to check out the Symposium’s Virtual Posters session and Short Talks.

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9:30 – 10:15

(Pacific Time)

During the pandemic, many people, youth and adults alike, have turned to video games to get their social and autonomy needs met during this unusual time. This has led both to significant praise for video games but also some scholars renewed concerns about pathological gaming.  LEARN MORE

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Rachel Kowert, PhD
Rachel Kowert, PhD
Pete Etchells, PhD
Pete Etchells, PhD
Mark Smyth, PhD
Mark Smyth, PhD
Linda K. Kaye, PhD
Linda K. Kaye, PhD
Jerri Lynn Hogg, PhD
Jerri Lynn Hogg, PhD
Chris Ferguson, PhD
Chris Ferguson, PhD

10:15 – 10:45

(Pacific Time)

Your opportunity to ask questions of the international panel of experts.

Rachel Kowert, PhD
Rachel Kowert, PhD
Pete Etchells, PhD
Pete Etchells, PhD
Mark Smyth, PhD
Mark Smyth, PhD
Linda K. Kaye, PhD
Linda K. Kaye, PhD
Jerri Lynn Hogg, PhD
Jerri Lynn Hogg, PhD
Chris Ferguson, PhD
Chris Ferguson, PhD

9:30 – 10:15

(Pacific Time)

One challenge of the pandemic has been the loss of connection. Further, much remaining contact has become very goal directed, such as classes and department meetings. This presentation will describe an online, narrative-based approach that creates space for connection and reflection among professionals. LEARN MORE

Victoria Banyard
Victoria Banyard, PhD
Sherry Hamby, Ph.D.
Sherry Hamby, PhD
Pam Rutledge, PhD
Pam Rutledge, PhD
Danielle Littman
Danielle Maude Littman
Clementine Msengi, Ed.D.
Clementine Msengi, EdD

10:15 – 10:45

(Pacific Time)

Your opportunity to ask questions of the international panel of experts.

Victoria Banyard
Victoria Banyard, PhD
Sherry Hamby, Ph.D.
Sherry Hamby, PhD
Pam Rutledge, PhD
Pam Rutledge, PhD
Danielle Littman
Danielle Maude Littman
Clementine Msengi, Ed.D.
Clementine Msengi, EdD

10:45 – 11:15

(Pacific Time)

Break

Please take this opportunity to check out the Symposium’s Virtual Posters session and Short Talks.

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11:15 – 12:00

(Pacific Time)

Recognizing the growing interest in media psychology and related research, in 2020 the American Psychological Association launched their newest open-access journal, Technology, Mind, and Behavior. LEARN MORE

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Tobias Greitemeyer, PhD
Tobias Greitemeyer, PhD
Nick Bowman, PhD
Nick Bowman, PhD
Isabela Granic, PhD
Isabela Granic, PhD
Danielle S. McNamara, PhD
Danielle S. McNamara, PhD
C. Shawn Green, PhD
C. Shawn Green, PhD

12:00 – 12:30

(Pacific Time)

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Tobias Greitemeyer, PhD
Tobias Greitemeyer, PhD
Nick Bowman, PhD
Nick Bowman, PhD
Isabela Granic, PhD
Isabela Granic, PhD
Danielle S. McNamara, PhD
Danielle S. McNamara, PhD
C. Shawn Green, PhD
C. Shawn Green, PhD

11:15 – 12:00

(Pacific Time)

Top narrative psychology scholars present and discuss their work on relationships with fictional characters, especially related to how these so-called para-relationships meet psychological, relational and developmental needs for audience members. LEARN MORE

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Melanie C. Green
Melanie C. Green, PhD
Lee Shackleford
Lee Shackleford
Ken Walker
Ken Walker
Keith Oatley, PhD
Keith Oatley, PhD
Karen Dill-Shackleford, PhD
Karen Shackleford, PhD

12:00 – 12:30

(Pacific Time)

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Melanie C. Green
Melanie C. Green, PhD
Lee Shackleford
Lee Shackleford
Ken Walker
Ken Walker
Keith Oatley, PhD
Keith Oatley, PhD
Karen Dill-Shackleford, PhD
Karen Shackleford, PhD
David Giles, PhD
David Giles, PhD
David Ewoldsen Ph.D.
David Ewoldsen, PhD
Dara N. Greenwood
Dara Greenwood, PhD

11:15 – 12:00

(Pacific Time)

Food Systems Realities and the New Virtual Normal: Disparities in food access and resulting food insecurities are a persistent problem in cities across the United States.  LEARN MORE

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Sabine O’Hara, PhD
Sabine O’Hara, PhD
K. Melchor Quick Hall
K. Melchor Quick Hall, PhD
Benson Cooke, PhD
Benson Cooke, PhD

12:00 – 12:30

(Pacific Time)

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Sabine O’Hara, PhD
Sabine O’Hara, PhD
K. Melchor Quick Hall
K. Melchor Quick Hall, PhD
Benson Cooke, PhD
Benson Cooke, PhD

12:30 – 1:00

(Pacific Time)

Break

Please take this opportunity to check out the Symposium’s Virtual Posters session and Short Talks.

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1:00 – 1:45

(Pacific Time)

Top narrative psychology scholars present and discuss their work on relationships with fictional characters, especially related to how these so-called para-relationships meet psychological, relational and developmental needs for audience members. LEARN MORE

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Ken Walker
Ken Walker
Keith Oatley, PhD
Keith Oatley, PhD
Karen Dill-Shackleford, PhD
Karen Shackleford, PhD
Gayle Stever, PhD
Gayle Stever, PhD
David Giles, PhD
David Giles, PhD

1:45 – 2:15

(Pacific Time)

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Ken Walker
Ken Walker
Keith Oatley, PhD
Keith Oatley, PhD
Karen Dill-Shackleford, PhD
Karen Shackleford, PhD
Gayle Stever, PhD
Gayle Stever, PhD
David Giles, PhD
David Giles, PhD

2:15 – 2:45

(Pacific Time)

Break

Please take this opportunity to check out the Symposium’s Virtual Posters session and Short Talks.

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2:45 – 3:45

(Pacific Time)

Conversation Hour: Social Justice, Media & the New Normal

Moderators: Karen Shackleford, Regina Tuma

Speaking Discussant: Aiden Hirshfield

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Susan J. Eddington, PhD
Susan J. Eddington, PhD
Regina Tuma, PhD
Regina Tuma, PhD
Karen Dill-Shackleford, PhD
Karen Shackleford, PhD
Aiden Hirshfield, PhD
Aiden Hirshfield, PhD

3:45 – 4:00

(Pacific Time)

Break

Take a break. Coming up…Networking Breakouts.

4:00 – 5:00

(Pacific Time)

Networking Breakouts

Your opportunity to network with a global community of creatives, media psychologists, and business professionals.

Moderators: Jerri Lynn Hogg, Pam Rutledge, Karen Shackleford, and Regina Tuma

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Regina Tuma, PhD
Regina Tuma, PhD
Pam Rutledge, PhD
Pam Rutledge, PhD
Karen Dill-Shackleford, PhD
Karen Shackleford, PhD
Jerri Lynn Hogg, PhD
Jerri Lynn Hogg, PhD

06:30 – 07:30

(Pacific Time)

Networking Breakout

Your opportunity to network with a global community of creatives, media psychologists, and business professionals. Moderator: Jerri Lynn Hogg

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Jerri Lynn Hogg, PhD
Jerri Lynn Hogg, PhD
Janet de Merode
Janet de Merode, PhD

08:00 – 08:10

(Pacific Time)

Welcome Message

Welcome message from Dr. Jerri Lynn Hogg, Director of the Media Psychology Symposium.

PLEASE NOTE: This will also be the INTRODUCTION TO THE KEYNOTE. The “JOIN EVENT” button (available to logged-in users) is the same Webinar as the Keynote.

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Jerri Lynn Hogg, PhD
Jerri Lynn Hogg, PhD

08:10 – 08:40

(Pacific Time)

Keynote Talk: The Cultural Impact of Hollywood and the Stories They Tell

Stories and storytellers are vital to society because stories break through mental barriers and simulate our ability to use imagination and language to create new worlds and possibilities. Storytelling is a uniquely human ability. Stories bridge time, language and culture to create empathy, shared experience and authentic connections.  LEARN MORE

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Bettina Sherick, MBA
Bettina Sherick, MBA

08:40 – 9:00

(Pacific Time)

Bettina Sherick is the SVP, Worldwide Consumer Insights and Audience Analytics on the Digital Marketing team for Warner Bros. Theatrical Marketing.  She is a pioneer in the field of digital marketing and has worked on projects ranging from AVATAR, LIFE OF PI, and X-MEN.  LEARN MORE

Bettina Sherick, MBA
Bettina Sherick, MBA

9:00 – 9:30

(Pacific Time)

Break

Please take this opportunity to check out the Symposium’s Virtual Posters session and Short Talks.

Registered and Logged-in users can post comments on posters and talks.

9:30 – 10:15

(Pacific Time)

At a time of uncertainty and change, the measures adopted by Governments in order to address the threats posed by COVID-19 have had a significant impact on the way in which citizens are able to play a role in determining the direction and management of the societies they live in.  LEARN MORE

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Sharon Coen, PhD
Sharon Coen, PhD
Regina Tuma, PhD
Regina Tuma, PhD
Lea Dohm, PhD
Lea Dohm, PhD
Benjamin Bowman, PhD
Benjamin Bowman, PhD

10:15 – 10:45

(Pacific Time)

Your opportunity to ask questions of the panel experts.

Sharon Coen, PhD
Sharon Coen, PhD
Regina Tuma, PhD
Regina Tuma, PhD
Lea Dohm, PhD
Lea Dohm, PhD
Benjamin Bowman, PhD
Benjamin Bowman, PhD

9:30 – 10:15

(Pacific Time)

Food Systems Realities and the New Virtual Normal: Disparities in food access and resulting food insecurities are a persistent problem in cities across the United States. The nation’s capital is no exception. LEARN MORE

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Wasim Ahmed, PhD
Wasim Ahmed, PhD
Reupah Philips, PhD
Reupah Philips, PhD
Randy Kulman, PhD
Randy Kulman, PhD
Jerri Lynn Hogg, PhD
Jerri Lynn Hogg, PhD

10:15 – 10:45

(Pacific Time)

Your opportunity to ask questions of the panel experts.

Wasim Ahmed, PhD
Wasim Ahmed, PhD
Reupah Philips, PhD
Reupah Philips, PhD
Randy Kulman, PhD
Randy Kulman, PhD
Jerri Lynn Hogg, PhD
Jerri Lynn Hogg, PhD

10:45 – 11:15

(Pacific Time)

Break

Please take this opportunity to check out the Symposium’s Virtual Posters session and Short Talks.

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11:15 – 12:00

(Pacific Time)

Social media use and utilization can prove a slippery slope for anyone. For professionals especially, the appropriate, proper, smart, and safe limits of self-disclosure, boundaries, ‘sharing,’ and even client contact can be even harder to identify, discern, and sustain.  LEARN MORE

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Pam Rutledge, PhD
Pam Rutledge, PhD
Joanne Broder, PhD
Joanne Broder, PhD
Don Grant, PhD
Don Grant, PhD

12:00 – 12:30

(Pacific Time)

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Pam Rutledge, PhD
Pam Rutledge, PhD
Joanne Broder, PhD
Joanne Broder, PhD
Don Grant, PhD
Don Grant, PhD

11:15 – 12:00

(Pacific Time)

This panel will present information relative to a textbook in “Introduction to Media Psychology” that we are currently writing.   LEARN MORE

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Mary Myers, PhD
Mary Myers, PhD
Karen Dill-Shackleford, PhD
Karen Shackleford, PhD
Joshua Cohen, MA
Josh Cohen, MA
Gayle Stever, PhD
Gayle Stever, PhD
David Giles, PhD
David Giles, PhD

12:00 – 12:30

(Pacific Time)

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Mary Myers, PhD
Mary Myers, PhD
Karen Dill-Shackleford, PhD
Karen Shackleford, PhD
Joshua Cohen, MA
Josh Cohen, MA
Gayle Stever, PhD
Gayle Stever, PhD
David Giles, PhD
David Giles, PhD

12:30 – 1:00

(Pacific Time)

Break

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1:00 – 1:45

(Pacific Time)

The editorial team at the APA journal Psychology of Popular Media will host a lively panel discussion about research into the study of the psychology of popular media during this unprecedented and changing era in history. LEARN MORE

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Scott Garner, MA
Scott Garner, MA
Karen Dill-Shackleford, PhD
Karen Shackleford, PhD
Joanne Broder, PhD
Joanne Broder, PhD
Elizabeth Cohen, PhD
Elizabeth L. Cohen, PhD
Craig A. Anderson, PhD
Craig A. Anderson, PhD

1:45 – 2:15

(Pacific Time)

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Scott Garner, MA
Scott Garner, MA
Karen Dill-Shackleford, PhD
Karen Shackleford, PhD
Joanne Broder, PhD
Joanne Broder, PhD
Elizabeth Cohen, PhD
Elizabeth L. Cohen, PhD
Craig A. Anderson, PhD
Craig A. Anderson, PhD

2:15 – 2:45

(Pacific Time)

Break

Please take this opportunity to check out the Symposium’s Virtual Posters session and Short Talks.

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2:45 – 3:45

(Pacific Time)

Conversation Hour: Society, Technology & COVID-19: Short Term Solution or Long-Lasting Impact?

Speaking Discussants: Tunisha Singleton, Linda Durnell, Kristian Aloma, David Peck, Caryn Wiley-Rapoport, Pam Rutledge

Moderator: Jerri Lynn Hogg.

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Tunisha Singleton, PhD
Tunisha Singleton, PhD
Pam Rutledge, PhD
Pam Rutledge, PhD
Linda Durnell, PhD
Linda Durnell, PhD
Kristian A. Alomá, Ph.D
Kristian A. Alomá, PhD
Jerri Lynn Hogg, PhD
Jerri Lynn Hogg, PhD
Diana Graber
Diana Graber, MA
David Peck, PhD
David Peck, PhD
David Caplan, MA
David Caplan, MA
Caryn Wiley-Rapoport, PhD
Caryn Wiley-Rapoport, PhD

4:00

(Pacific Time)

Closing Remarks

Closing comments from Dr. Jerri Lynn Hogg, Director of the Media Psychology Symposium 2020

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Jerri Lynn Hogg, PhD
Jerri Lynn Hogg, PhD
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