Fall/Winter 2017 Issue

The APA Comedy Jam, photo credit Debbie Joffe Ellis

The APA Comedy Jam, Washington, DC 2017 Convention; photo credit Debbie Joffe Ellis

President: Joanne Broder Sumerson; Editor: V. Krishna Kumar; Associate Editor: Kathryn Stamoulis; Consulting Editors: Frank Farley, Joseph Browne, Justin Karter (Student); Lauren Butler (Student); Production Editor: Keith Cooke

President’s Column: Thank You for the Amazing Year!
Joanne Broder Sumerson

President-Elect’s Column: Media and Health Literacy
June Wilson
Apps for patient-centered care, an exciting area of research

Past-President’s Column: Our Mediated World Warps a Life of Meaning
Mary Gregerson

Council Corner
Christopher Ferguson

From the Editor: Films and Societal Change
 V. Krishna Kumar
Do films matter?

From the Associate Editor: A Shining Example of “Giving Psychology Away”
Kathryn Stamoulis
Mary Alvord’s new book

Articles From Our Award Winners

The Motivational Pull of Television Dramas
Paul Adachi
What is it about TV dramas that keep us coming back to watch the next episode?

The Unresponsive #Cyberbystander: Why Don’t We Help?
Kelly P. Dillon
When we see something, why don’t we say something?

Other Featured Articles

The Top 10 Ways To Use Humor as a Pedagogical Tool
Ronald Jay Cohen
Leave ‘Em Laughing (While Learning)

Institutional Reality Monitoring and the Problem of Fake News
Karen J. Mitchell
Fake News: Who’s Minding the store?

“Where My Boys At?” The Need to Examine How Portrayals of Men in Popular Music Impact Male Body Image and Self-Esteem
Chrysalis Wright, Francesca Dillman Carpentier, Lesley-Anny Ey, Cougar Hall, K. Megan Hopper, & Wayne Warburton
Men in popular music and male body image and self-esteem

United Airlines: A Case Study in Using Social Media to Raise Awareness and Facilitate Institutional Change
Brian E. Klinghorn
What has United Airlines taught us about the power of social media?

From Our Performance Critics

Performance Media: Notes on an Ancient Medium, Still Wondrous
Frank Farley & Lauren Butler
A Type-T medium for all the senses

From Our Film Critics

Clown Control
Frank Farley & Ayse N. Olgun
In which “stop clowning around” means something

Reflecting Cultural Youth Heroes and Lifestyles Worldwide circa 2017
Mary Gregerson
Review of “Wonder Woman” and “Baby Driver”

Committee Reports

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

Member News

2017 Washington, DC Convention Social Hour Photos

Index of Articles Published in Psychology of Popular Media Culture