Division 46 Board Members’ Statement: Our Commitment to End Racism

Dear Colleagues, Our division shares in the feeling of heartbreak and horror following the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and many other Black Americans.  These tragic events have raised concerns internationally as evidenced by organized demonstrations in Amsterdam, Auckland, London, Paris, and other cities.  Whether at the hands of police or armed…

President’s Column: 2020: Some Thoughts for Your Consideration

V. Krishna Kumar, PhD Kkumar@wcupa.edu Succeeding a line of highly competent presidents and then anticipating other equally competent individuals to succeed you can be an intimidating and anxiety-producing experience. Division presidents often have their own agendas, missions, visions, and themes. When I served as President of the Society for Humanistic Psychology a few years ago,…

Past President’s Column: Sexting to Sextortion

Kathryn Stamoulis, PhD kestamoulis@hotmail.com In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, when most Americans have been ordered to stay at home, people are using the Internet to fill multiple roles. To create a semblance of normalcy, many rely on their phones and computers to work, learn, maintain social support, and distract themselves from the horrors…

Council Corner: Council Passes Resolutions Reaffirming, Updating Some Past Policies

Danny Wedding danny.wedding@gmail.com WASHINGTON – The Council of Representatives of the American Psychological Association adopted updated resolutions regarding LBGTQ issues and reiterated its positions on violent video games and climate change at its meeting Feb. 29-March 1, 2020. Council archived three outdated policies related to LGBTQ issues and replaced them with new versions that also…

President’s Column: Highlights of 2019

Kathryn Stamoulis, PhD kestamoulis@hotmail.com As I near the end of my presidential year I want to thank everyone who put in the hard work to make this a great year for The Society for Media Psychology and Technology. It has been a pleasure to serve and work closely with our membership and our amazing Executive…

President-Elect’s Column: Recycled Inspiration and Information Fatigue

V. Krishna Kumar, PhD kkumar@wcupa.edu If you belong to any social media, you are familiar with the endless stream of recycled inspirational and informational (nutritional/medical/exercise/travel/political) messages in the forms of sayings, videos, short—actually rather long—stories on social media that ping in your inbox 24/7. Of course, some of this is not restricted to social media.…

Council Corner

Christopher J. Ferguson, PhD cjfergus@stetson.edu This August I was unable to attend the Council meeting for our division as it was my wife’s 40th birthday and I knew where my bread is buttered. Mary Gregerson graciously stepped in for me and did an excellent job representing our division. Here are some of the important things…