An Open Letter to the APA Council

News Media, Public Education, and Public Policy Committee Christopher J. Ferguson (Chair), Malte Elson, Mary Gregerson, Jerri Lynn Hogg, Jimmy Ivory, Dana Klisanin, Patrick Markey, Deborah Nichols, Shahbaz Siddiqui, and June Wilson Submitted to Council March 2, 2020 Dear APA Council of Representatives: We are writing in reference to the recent 2019 review of the…

Index of Articles published in Psychology of Popular Media Culture

http://www.apa.org/pubs/journals/ppm/ 2019 Volume 8 (1) January Editor’s introduction. Development and validation of the Problematic Media Use Measure: A parent report measure of screen media “addiction” in children. Nighttime notifications and compulsivity illuminate the link between emerging adults’ cellphone use and sleep-related problems. “Let me take another selfie”: Further examination of the relation between narcissism, self-perception,…

Committee Report: Popular Music Media Literacy for Middle School Students

Chrysalis L. Wright University of Central Florida Chrysalis.Wright@ucf.edu Francesca Dillman Carpentier University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill francesca@unc.edu Lesley-Ann Ey University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia Lesley-Anne.Ey@unisa.edu.au Cougar Hall Brigham Young University Cougar_hall@byu.edu Megan Hopper Illinois State University khopper@ilstu.edu Wayne Warburton Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia Wayne.warburton@wq.edu.au The 2018 report of the Division 46 Task…

A Summary of the Task Force Report on the Sexualization of Popular Music

Members Chrysalis L. Wright, PhD University of Central Florida, Chrysalis.Wright@ucf.edu Francesca Dillman Carpentier, PhD University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill francesca@unc.edu Lesley-Ann Ey, PhD University of South Australia Adelaide, Australia Lesley-Anne.Ey@unisa.edu.au Cougar Hall, PhD Brigham Young University Cougar_hall@byu.edu K. Megan Hopper, PhD Illinois State University khopper@ilstu.edu Wayne Warburton, PhD Macquarie University Sydney, Australia Wayne.warburton@mq.edu.au…

Member News

Alan Entin’s photographs were exhibited on October 26 at artspace, Richmond, VA. Frank Farley, PhD, former President of APA and Division 46 was elected a Fellow of the International Association of Applied Psychology at its Convention in Montreal, Canada, June 2018. He also co-presented a session on Albert Ellis’s Legacy and Rational-Emotive Behavior Therapy with…

Index of Articles published in Psychology of Popular Media Culture

http://www.apa.org/pubs/journals/ppm/   2018 Volume 7 (3) July Editor’s introduction. A meaner, more callous digital world for youth? The relationship between violent digital games, motivation, bullying, and civic behavior among children. Learning to love guns? Gun-based gameplay’s links to gun attitudes. Play to win over: Effects of persuasive games. Reexamining differences between fandom and local sense…

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…