Spring/Summer 2017 Issue

Spring 2017 CollagePresident: Joanne Broder Sumerson; Editor: V. Krishna Kumar; Associate Editor: Kathryn Stamoulis; Consulting Editors: Frank Farley, Joseph Browne; Justin Karter (Student); Lauren Butler (Student); Production Editor: Keith Cooke


President’s Column: Device Management and Intelligence: What Do Your Social Media Posts Say About You?
Joanne Broder Sumerson

President-Elect’s Column: Resisting Fake News: Empowerment Through Media Literacy
June Wilson
Preventing a pizzagate!

Past-President’s Column: Living a Life of Meaning in a Mediated World
Mary Gregerson
A life of meaning in a mediated world requires new ways of thinking

APA Council of Representatives: A Report
Christopher Ferguson

From the Editor: The Art of Protesting
 V. Krishna Kumar
Can protests be serious, effective, and fun at the same time?

From the Associate Editor
Kathryn Stamoulis
Publicly countering misinformation and making psychological research easier to understand


Featured Articles

Who Said Its Fake News?
Karen J. Mitchell
Alternative facts, fake news, and fabrications: Cognitive psychology may shed light

Reporting on Psychology
Audrey Hamilton
Finding new ways to get psychology in the news

What I’ve Learned From Creating 75 YouTube Videos
Ali Mattu
How to create videos for YouTube

Look Into the Eyes of Freedom to See the Story
Bernard Luskin
How media psychologists can help our veterans

“Media Smarts”: Examining Online Music Literacy
Chrysalis Wright, Francesca Dillman Carpentier, K. Megan Hopper, & Wayne Warburton
A need to produce guidelines on healthy music consumption and a literacy program

Social Media: A Platform for Performance of Girlhood
Anna-Lena Jonsson-Cohen
Girls socialized to perform for others transfer this tendency to how they communicate on social media


From Our Film Critics

The Horrific Doings of DID
Frank Farley, Madeleine Frazier, Jesse Gropper, Joseph Heidt, Anna Hirsch, Devin Houser, Sarah Hurd, Brandon Kane, Bradley MacDonald, Joshua Obidike, Fiona Riso, Codee Ross, Jasmine Speaks, Osi Sprowal, Keaton Tauer
A review of Split

“Dan”cing through Life
Mary Gregerson
A Japanese proverb says, “We’re fools whether we dance or not, so we might as well dance”


Committee Reports

Special Interest Group 2017 Update: The Media First Responder Corps Helps Hometown Officials Manage Community Challenges
Mary Gregerson
Making a difference in the Media First Responder Corps as a hometown ambassador for psychology

News Media, Public Education and Public Policy Committee
Societal Violence and Video Games: Public Statements of a Link are Problematic
Chris Ferguson

Member News

APA Division 46 2017 Convention Program

Index of Articles Published in Psychology of Popular Media Culture