What Is Media Psychology?
Media psychology focuses on the psychology behind media and technology use and impact. Read more about the evolving definition of media psychology
Defining and Describing Media Psychology by Bernard Luskin, PhD
Media Psychology: A Personal Essay in Definition and Purview (PDF, 72KB) by Stuart Fischoff, PhD
What is Media Psychology? And Why You Should Care (PDF, 80KB) by Pamela Rutledge, PhD, MBA
- Overview of Media Psychology in PowerPoint
What Does a Media Psychologist Do?
Media psychologists can be communicators, researchers, mental health providers, consultants, educators or developers. Media psychology is applicable to a wide variety of industries and occupations that involve the use or development of mediated communications and information technologies.
Media psychology includes research and applications dealing with all forms of media technologies: traditional and mass media, such as radio, television, film, video, newsprint, magazines, music, and art as well as new and emerging technologies and applications, such as social media, mobile media, interface design, educational technologies, interactive media technologies, and augmented, virtual and blended environments.