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…

Nominations and Elections Committee Report

Chair: Kathryn Stamoulis, PhD The Nominations and Elections committee is pleased to report the election of V. Krishna Kumar, PhD, as President-Elect. In addition, Frank Farley, PhD, and Jerri Lynn Hogg, PhD, have both been elected to serve as Member-at-Large. Many thanks to those who ran and voted in the 2018 elections.

Special Interest Group: Media First Response Fosters Expert Mass Media Public Relations Connecting our Schools and Communities

Mary Gregerson, PhD Media First Response Special Interest Group Chair mary.gregerson@aol.com Division 46 Outreach Since 2014 when I was elected to the American Psychological Association (APA) Division 46 Presidential pipeline, I have led an effort called “Media First Response” (MFR). In this trans-Divisional effort, key Division 46 Members have collaborated with other APA Divisions’ key…

Special Interest Group 2017 Update: The Media First Responder Corps Helps Hometown Officials Manage Community Challenges

Mary Gregerson, PhD Heartlandia Psychology, Leavenworth, KS mary.gregerson@aol.com In 2014 the Media First Responder (MFR) Corps launched. A baker’s dozen psychologists from around the world “trained the trainers” before the 2015 APA Convention in Toronto, Canada. Each provided her or his area of expertise to increase the crisis management skills of all. In 2016, Leavenworth,…

News Media, Public Education and Public Policy Committee

Chris Ferguson (Chair, cjfergus@stetson.edu), Dana Klisinan, Jerri Lynn Hogg, June Wilson, Patrick Markey, Andy Przybylski, Malte Elson, Jimmy Ivory, Deborah Linebarger, Mary Gregerson, Frank Farley, & Shahbaz Siddiqui The views here are those of Division 46 (Society for Media Psychology and Technology) of the American Psychological Association and do not represent an official position of…

Societal Violence and Video Games: Public Statements of a Link are Problematic

The News Media, Public Education and Public Policy Committee Christopher Ferguson (Chair), Malte Elson, Frank Farley, Mary Gregerson, Jerri Lynn Hogg, Jimmy Ivory, Dana Klisinan, Deborah Linebarger, Patrick Markey, Andy Przybylski, Shahbaz Siddiqui, & June Wilson In December 2012, the Sandy Hook shooting in Connecticut began an 11-month societal debate regarding whether violent video games…