“Media Smarts”: Examining Online Music Literacy

Chrysalis L. Wright University of Central Florida Chrysalis.Wright@ucf.edu Francesca Dillman Carpentier University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill francesca@unc.edu Megan Hopper Illinois State University khopper@ilstu.edu Wayne Warburton Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia Wayne.warburton@mq.edu.au The American Academy of Pediatrics’ Council on Communications and Media (2009) has recognized that popular music plays an important role in the social…

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Look Into The Eyes Of Freedom To See The Story

Bernard Luskin, Ed.D, LMFT Ventura County Community Colleges bluskin@vcccd.edu Serving the psychological needs of our nation’s 22.5 million veterans is a major challenge and obligation for us all. I have come to realize that “Media Psychology” is central in fostering communication, understanding, and support for veterans needs and opportunities. With 1.8 million veterans, California has…

From the Associate Editor: On Bringing Psychology to People

Kathryn Stamoulis, PhD kestamoulis@hotmail.com On Earth Day, April 22, 2017, hundreds of thousands of people participated in the March for Science in Washington, DC, and over 600 satellite locations around the globe. The main goals of these rallies were to emphasize the societal good science upholds, support scientists, and call for nonpartisan evidence-based governmental policy that…

Who Said It’s Fake News?

Karen J. Mitchell West Chester University of Pennsylvania kmitchell@wcupa.edu “Fake news.”  The term is used to refer to everything from satirical sources like the Onion to objective factual news reports in legitimate sources that people don’t care for and want to delegitimize.  Assessing a news source’s legitimacy and the content’s veracity is important.  How people…

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The Horrific Doings of DID

  Frank Farley (ffarley@temple.edu), 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 (2017) Director: M. Night Shyamalan Hollywood seldom delivers an important and credible film focused explicitly on psychological theory or…

“Dan”cing through Life

Mary Gregerson, PhD Heartlandia Psychology, Leavenworth, KS mary.gregerson@aol.com A Review of Beauty and the Beast (Director: Bill Condon, 2017) featuring Lion (Director: Garth Davis, 2016) “Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.” Voltaire Dance defines both self and relational elements in Beauty and the…

Social Media: A Platform for Performance of Girlhood

Anna-Lena Jonsson-Cohen, BA Student Hunter College, The City University of New York annalenajc@gmail.com The rapid development of technology and emergence of smartphones and social media have drastically changed the lives of girls.  Their exposure to social media starts at a very young age and by teenage years has become their main source of communication and…