MEDIA PSYCHOLOGY HUB

 

 

CyberWise was launched when the founders earned M.A.'s in "Media Psychology and Social Change" from Fielding Graduate University, so a question we get asked a lot is this: What the heck is Media Psychology? The short answer is:

Media psychology is the application of psychological science to media and technology.

 

For a fuller explanation, see the following excerpt from the Media Psychology Research Center, written by our mentor and Fielding Graduate University Faculty Member, Dr. Pamela Rutledge:

What is media psychology? 

 

It’s a field with no consensus definition, no clearly-defined career paths, and no easy answers. In spite of that, it can add value anywhere human behavior intersects media technologies. Here’s why:

 

  1. Media technologies are everywhere

  2. People of all ages use media technologies a lot

  3. Young people use them most

  4. Older people worry about younger people

  5. Technology is not going away

  6. We all worry if this is good or bad or somewhere in-between

  7. Psychology is the study of people of all ages

Media psychology is using #7 to answer #6 because of #1 through #5

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To gain an understanding of the career paths that can open up with an advanced degree in Media Psychology, check out this blog post by Dr. Rutledge: Expanding Your Career in Media Psychology. In this post, Rutledge writes,

"Every new tool is an opportunity for media psychologists to provide insight and guidance to ensure that we stay focused on what matters—the quality of human experience—and that we learn to use the technology well."

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