Media Psych Studies

A portfolio of work for media psychology research

Tag Archives: Media Psychology

Kulture Magazine – an original ad project

Throughout this course I have been able to explore the various ways technology, and our relationship with it, has impacted society. The way people communicate with each other today is … Continue reading

04/14/2014 · Leave a comment

Understanding Media Literacy from the Language of Persuasion

All forms of media (traditional and new) have the ability to transfer meaning from producer to consumer. Whether explicitly or indirectly, media producers have the creative power to elicit certain … Continue reading

03/17/2014 · Leave a comment

Media Bias Reveals Patterns of Trust and Dependency

Bias is built exclusively from personal interests. Favoritism towards certain ideas, products, and activities are developed from a pattern of consumption. The more I regularly consume something, the more comfortable … Continue reading

03/09/2014 · Leave a comment

The deTechtive Badge – a Media Psychologist’s Greatest Weapon

Consumers are nothing if they do not consume. From the inception of any product, developers consider how can they make it easier for the consumer to consume. Technology is at … Continue reading

03/01/2014 · 4 Comments

Mantra Tweet

James Burke (1978) believed that inescapable technologies have produced a society full of “compulsive consumers.” People are best explained by the means with which they get their information, rather than … Continue reading

02/24/2014 · Leave a comment

Codependencies of Society and Communication Technology Explained Through Tetrad Analysis

Marshall McLuhan first explored the link between social change and communication technology in a study that produced his theory of media ecology (1964).  A key piece of that theory is … Continue reading

02/16/2014 · Leave a comment

Media vs Medium – What’s Really The Message?

Abstract Marshall McLuhan, a philosopher of media theory, predicted our attachments to electric means of communication before the like button on Facebook existed. Actually, he predicted it even before the … Continue reading

02/07/2014 · Leave a comment

Hosting your own digital community as a digital citizen

Abstract Digital natives are those born with a technological advantage by growing up and developing alongside it (Ohler, 2010). Human beings are social creatures by nature, and through their innate … Continue reading

01/30/2014 · Leave a comment

Re-evaluating Critical Thinking

At the start of my PhD journey, I was asked to define critical thinking. Seemed like an easy enough topic at the time… I went all over the place and … Continue reading

08/31/2013 · Leave a comment

Approaching Bias on the Web

Determining the authenticity of information on the internet is a task researchers must continually practice. After all in reality, citing something that turns out to be false can break someone’s … Continue reading

08/25/2013 · Leave a comment