Fall/Winter 2016 Issue

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President: Mary Gregerson; Editor: V. Krishna Kumar; Associate Editor: Kathryn Stamoulis; Consulting Editors: Frank Farley, Joseph Browne; Justin Karter (Student); Ad hoc Reviewers: Jerri Lynn Hogg; Christopher Ferguson

President’s Column: Aloha! Beannachd Leat,* APA Division 46 2016! Slàinte,** APA Division 46 2026! For Auld Lang Syne*** https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acxnmaVTlZA
Mary Gregerson
President reflects on yesteryear and future

President-Elect Column: What’s Up for 2017
Joanne Broder Sumerson
Getting excited for 2017

Past-President’s Column: Star Trek, Parasocial Psychology, and Understanding the Ethics of New Media
Jerri Lynn Hogg
Can a celebrity-mediated counselor be perceived as a psychologist by his or her fans?

APA Council of Representatives Report: August 2016 Meeting
Elizabeth Carll

From the Editor: The Media and Compassion Fatigue
 V. Krishna Kumar
“Indifference in the face of horror has a long history” (Moeller, 1999, p. 252)

Featured Articles

Editing PsycCRITIQUES—APA’s Journal of Book and Film Reviews
Danny Wedding
The PsycCRITIQUES editor shares his experiences

Career Paths in Psychology: Media Psychologists
Pamela Rutledge
Media psychology for you!

Pokémon GO: How a Game for Capturing Pocket Monsters Captured the World’s Attention
Karla R. Hamlen
A new type of digital game quickly gained popularity among unlikely circles

The Need for Music Literacy Education
Chrysalis L. Wright, K. Megan Hopper, Francesca Dillman Carpentier, Silvia Knobloch-Westerwick, Mary Gregerson, & Dionne Stephens
Longstanding Division 46 goals for media literacy and education can promote awareness and best music consumer practices

Online and Community Support for Young LGBTQA Adults
Melina McConatha
Virtual communities for LGBTQA

Posters of Excellence

Could Video Games Increase Visual Attention?
Sarah Eckstein, Karthik Bonam, Crystal Chilcoat, Hayley Barta, & Evangelia G. Chrysikou
Challenging the negative stereotypes behind the cognitive effects of video games

A Brief Look at Telepsychology in the Age of the Internet
Sara L. Hancock, Kimberly S. Stark, & David S. Kreiner
Considerations & suggestions for telepsychology use

From Our Film Critics

Heroism Unsullied
Frank Farley
Inside the stream of consciousness

HE SAID: “Our Lives are So Much Smaller than They Taught Us They Would Be:” SHE REPLIED: “Look Across the Breakfast Table”
Mary Gregerson
Was Freud wrong—nurture rules? Or, right—nature rules—unless we control nature? But wait, … isn’t that nurture?

Committee Reports and Updates

Societal Violence and Video Games: Public Statements of a Link are Problematic
The News Media, Public Education and Public Policy Committee

Update on Media First Response Activities at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association
Mary Gregerson, Julie Meranze Levitt, Rodney Lowman, Ellen Lent, Shahbaz Siddiqui, Lisa Weakley

The Virtual Social Hour Has Launched

Member News

Presidential Citations: Congratulations to All

Denver Division 46 Social Hour Photos

Index of Articles Published in Psychology of Popular Media Culture