Index of Articles in Popular Media and Culture

2018 Vol 7(1) January Editor’s introduction. The protagonist, my Facebook friend: How cross-media extensions are changing the concept of parasocial interaction. Fan fiction as a vehicle for meaning making: Eudaimonic appreciation, hedonic enjoyment, and other perspectives on fan engagement with television. The personality disorder profile of professional actors. Does television cultivate narcissism? Relationships between television…

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Alan Entin has produced an iMovie, Hasta Siempre Commandante, about Che Guevara based on his two trips to Cuba. Please enjoy it. Click here to see the video. Ilene Serlin, Nancy Goldov, and Erika Hansen. (2017). Dance/Movement Therapy and Breast Cancer Care: A Wellbeing Approach. Chapter in The Oxford Handbook of Dance and Wellbeing Edited by Vassiliki…

An Official** Division 46 Statement on the WHO Proposal to Include Gaming Related Disorders in ICD-11

News Media, Public Education and Public Policy Committee Committee Chair: Chris Ferguson, PhD cjfergus@stetson.edu **Disclaimer: This statement is an official statement of The Society for Media Psychology and Technology, Division 46 of the American Psychological Association, and does not represent the position of American Psychological Association or any of its other Divisions or subunits. Committee Members: Dana…

An Unsolved Murder in the Show Me State…Billboards Ineffective, No Solutions Were Shown!

Frank Farley, PhD Frank.farley@temple.edu & Lauren Butler Tug08349@temple.edu Review of Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri Director: Martin McDonagh In a small Midwest American town three roadside billboards on an obscure road outside of town stand unused and in disrepair. A local woman whose daughter was raped and killed many months earlier rents the billboards and…

H2O: Hail 2 Otherness

Frank Farley, PhD Temple University frank.farley@temple.edu & Ayse N. Olgun, Bachelor of Theology, Currently Psychology Student Bahcesehir University, Istanbul, Turkey olgunayseolgun@gmail.com Review of The Shape of Water Director: Guillermo del Toro The Shape of Water is an occasionally beautiful but totally absurd love story that pulls out all the stops fantasizing about unexpected connections and…

The Darkest Hour, The Finest Moment

Frank Farley, PhD frank.farley@Temple.edu Review of Darkest Hour Director: Joe Wright Darkest Hour is essentially a docudrama with Hollywood cachet. Its an actors’ movie, focusing heavily on speeches and interactions among forceful political and military figures in close quarters. It documents the drama preceding the Battle of Britain, and the incredible power of Prime Minister…

The Media Moment

Anita Foeman, PhD (with Bessie Lawton, PhD) West Chester University of Pennsylvania AFoeman@wcupa.edu A little more than a year ago, our Public Relations Director pitched a story to the Washington Post about a project that had been underway for more than a decade at West Chester University. In a time of toxic race relations, my…