President: Christopher J. Ferguson
Co-Editors: V. Krishna Kumar; Kathryn Stamoulis
Consulting Editors: Frank Farley, Joanne Broder, Lauren Butler, Victoria Ramsperger, Mona Sarshar
Guest Reviewer for This Issue: Christopher J. Ferguson
Production Editor: Wade W. George
President’s Column: Moral Panics Aplenty
We’re panicking about everything from pregnant seahorses to Dave Chappelle. But Why?
Christopher J. Ferguson
President-Elect’s Column: Hindsight is Literally 20/20
Media Psychologists, our time is now!
Past-President’s Column: My Three Years!
Time flies by!
V. Krishna Kumar
Student Committee Column: Grad Stepping Program – Promoting Underrepresented Students in Media Psychology
Stephanie Miodus & Stephanie Joseph
Memorial—Two of the Best
Remembering Bandura and Beck
Featured Articles From Our Award Winners & Others
Some Directions in Media Research
Media research for science-based public policies and guidance tools for media consumption
Craig A. Anderson
Our Friend, the Platypus.
Should you regulate your children’s emotions through digital devices?
Gaming and Problem Gaming in the Age of COVID-19
Gaming benefits, gaming disorder, moral panic, and good science.
Distrust in Medical Science and Mainstream News Goes Hand in Hand with Belief in Fake News and Misinformation
Rebuilding trust in mainstream news.
Influence of Academic Media Evaluation on the Diversity of Psychological and Social Science Research
We need a new citation metric to encourage cultural diversity in research.
The Traumatic Impact of Media Misrepresentation and Public Shaming
Can media shaming lead to trauma?
Virtual Conferencing: Some Perspectives
Reflections on online conferencing.
Nicole R. Benquechea
From Our Film Critic
Political Correctness Meets Cancel Culture
Nazism, ageism, sexism, and academia.
Gregory F. (Greg) Zerovnik
From Our Book Critics
Media Psychology Arrives!
A review of Understanding Media Psychology.
Grant J. Rich
Feminism for Tweens and Teens
A review of THIS BOOK IS FEMINIST.
Member News – Fall/Winter 2021