Fielding Graduate University Faculty Member and Alumna (PSY '09), Jerri Lynn Hogg, PhD, Named President Elect of APA Division 46, The Society for Media Psychology and Technology
Division 46 was founded in the 1980s to bring scholars, researchers, practitioners, and clinicians together to understand the implications of mediated communications and the increasing integration of media technologies across society.The rapid change in the media landscape in the last 20 years highlights the importance of media psychology to understand the psychological impact of human interaction with media technologies across society and around the globe. This makes the field of media psychology an exciting and continually evolving field that touches every aspect of life, from business, entertainment and leisure to education and healthcare.
Passionate about social media, technology, and digital environments, Hogg researches and consults on how we communicate, connect, and find balance in changing environments. As a psychologist she applies theory, practice, and research to humanizing the technological landscape and digital experience.
Hogg is a senior research fellow at the Media Psychology Research Center, a research and consulting organization helping companies create positive and effective media, messaging, and technology. Hogg is also an international presenter and consultant examining the cultural influence on human behavior and digital media, virtual communities and worlds, connection through social media communities, the psychology behind effective communication design, new and changing learning communities, and how to create solid user experience design.
Hogg is also a faculty member of Fielding Graduate University's Media Psychology program and the University of Hartford’s Psychology department, curriculum design consultant at Bay Path College, and an instructor of media psychology, audience profiling, and narrative media for UCLA Extension and UC Irvine Extension Business School.
She also authors a blog for Psychology Today.com called “The Digital Life”.