NPSY

3820

Media Psychology

Schools of Public Engagement: Social Sciences

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Media Psychology

Summer 2018

Taught By: Emily Breitkopf

Section: A

CRN: 1851

Credits: 3

Throughout this course we will investigate how psychologists have theorized media over the past several decades to help construct the field of media psychology. We will explore the relationship between psychology, media, and technologies through a critical framework, taking into account intersecting issues of race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexuality, and dis/ability. Our readings will examine debates regarding the psychological impacts of media engagement across the lifespan, and the uses of media for psychological inquiry. The course will incorporate readings from related fields such as feminist psychology and media studies to help course members engage in critical dialogue throughout the semester. A few of the topics covered will be: the hypersexualization of girls and women, media representations of trans* people, impacts of youth media-making, and grieving on Facebook. This course counts toward the Gender Studies minor.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Social Sciences (NSOS)

Campus: Online (DL)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 17

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 10:32pm 9/22/2018

Meeting Info:

Days: TBD

Times: 12:00am - 12:00am

Building: Online Course

Room: TBD

Date Range: 6/4/2018 - 8/3/2018