Interdisciplinary Research on Cyber Security and Privacy

Robert W. Proctor and Isis Chong Purdue University rproctor@purdue.edu; ichongde@purdue.edu Aiping Xiong Pennsylvania State University axx29@psu.edu Cyber security and privacy are areas of concern not only to organizations but to individual end users. Computer scientists can devise algorithms and security measures that help protect organizations and systems from attack, but the success of these measures…

Media’s Role in Public Health: Suicide and Mass Shootings

Jared Boot PsyD Student, Michigan School of Psychology jboot@msp.edu The recent twin weekend shootings in El Paso and Dayton and the high-profile suicide of Jeffrey Epstein, have raised concerns over media depictions of mental illness and suicide. Mass media has an immense potential to positively or negatively impact health-related behavior and perception of individuals with…

Sex, Hypnosis and the Media

Steve K. D. Eichel, Ph.D., ABPP, CST Independent Practice Wilmington, Delaware steve@dreichel.com For many or most people, their first introduction to hypnosis will be through a movie or television show. Based on films from the 1950s and 1960s, I grew up thinking that hypnosis always involved inducing a somnambulant trance which can be induced unknowingly…

Celebrity: A State or a Trait?

Gayle S. Stever, PhD Empire State College/SUNY, Rochester, NY gayle.stever@esc.edu In most writings about celebrity, the word is used as a noun. A person is a celebrity. But what if we thought of celebrity, not as a noun, but rather as a characteristic of an individual? We could then talk about celebrity in the same…

Synesthetics, Semiotics, Semantics: The 3S Metaphor in Learning

Bernard Luskin, EdD, LMFT Wright Graduate University, Chicago, IL Bernie@LuskinInternational.com When synesthesia, semiotics and semantics converge, they form a 3S model that is central in brain-based learning. Synesthesia is the sensory element in the 3S model for learning, media and psychology. Semiotics brings the understanding and meaning of symbols. Semantics adds the cross-model infusion in…

Trial by Media

Christopher J. Ferguson, PhD Stetson University, DeLand, FL cjfergus@stetson.edu The issue of “trial by media” has come under some recent debate following explosive documentaries which alleged that celebrities Michael Jackson and R. Kelly committed heinous sex crimes against multiple victims. In full transparency, I haven’t seen either documentary, so I won’t comment on them directly.…

Cyber Security: Dealing with Cyber Threats

Ajay Singh, MSc, PG Diploma in Cyber Law & Cyber Forensics Former CEO of a Fintech Company, Mumbai, India ajay_singh@outlook.com Organizations the world over have leveraged information technology and the internet to meet their business objectives and offer better, faster services to their customers and constituents. Increasing dependence on information systems has exposed them to…