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Recent commentary on media effects on human behavior from Fielding researchers

Posted by Sylvia Williams on Tue, Aug 16, 2011

Fielding is proud to have been recently represented in the press by two illustrious examples of the type of important, high-quality research being carried out by scholars of our Media Psychology Program, the first doctoral program of its kind in the country.

Media psychology student Judith Manassen Ramon is an Israeli documentary film maker. When she wanted to tell a story about the struggles of the Israeli middle class and their demonstrations and the lack of coverage by the media, she wrote an article that faculty member Karen Dill, PhD, published via her Psychology Today blog. It is a beautiful piece that you will want to read.

Pamela Rutledge, PhD, (’08 PSY) was quoted by the New York Times on 08.13.11 in “After British Riots, Conflicting Answers as to ‘Why.’” In a comment to the paper, Interim Dean Gerardo Rodriguez-Menendez stated “Increasingly, psychologists and other professionals are realizing the massive impact of social media in our global community, as recently seen in Tunisia, Egypt, Syria, and Libya.”

Tags: social justice, social media