Viral Teaching: Pandemic Psychology and Madness via Media, Some Tips

Stephanie Miodus, MA (stephanie.miodus@temple.edu); Stephanie Joseph, MA (tuj57388@temple.edu); Frank Farley, PhD (frank.farley@temple.edu); Ishwar Bridgelal, MA (tuj61248@temple.edu); & Catherine Duffield, MA (tuc00223@temple.edu) Temple University As the professor and graduate teaching assistants (TAs) for a large undergraduate course on the Meaning of Madness, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought widespread changes and uncertainty to teaching and instruction. The…

From Brick and Mortar to Online Classrooms: Using Participatory Action Research to Build Community and Foster Intentional Use of Technology

Mary Buckelew, PhD West Chester University of Pennsylvania mbuckelew@wcupa.edu “That year I made the most important discovery I have ever made about teaching: community in itself is more important to learning than any method or technique. When community exists, learning is strengthened—everyone is smarter, more ambitious, and productive. Well-formed ideas and intentions amount to little…

COVID-19 News Coverage

Chrysalis Wright, PhD University of Central Florida Chrysalis.Wright@ucf.edu In the past several months, our society has been shifted and our usual way of life has been disrupted as a result of COVID-19 in the United States. The first confirmed case was in January of this year, with an increase in reported cases each day since.…

Self-Care Clickology in Stressful Times

Stephanie Joseph, MA stephanie.joseph0001@temple.edu & Frank Farley, PhD Temple University, Philadelphia frank.farley@temple.edu We are in a crisis! During these times, it is difficult to find our footing. We are struggling to be productive, to be present. Normally, during crises, we come together with our loved ones to push through the difficult times. However, with this…

Homeland’s Final Season: G.O.T. Meets J. M. Barrie

Gregory F. (Greg) Zerovnik, EMBA, PhD California Institute of Management gzerovnik@verizon.net Rotten Tomatoes gave Homeland’s final season a grade of 85%. My grade is 70%. Game of Thrones (G.O. T.) benefitted from George R. R. Martin’s novels for several seasons and then had to find its own way once the show ran out of novels…

An Open Letter to the APA Council

News Media, Public Education, and Public Policy Committee Christopher J. Ferguson (Chair), Malte Elson, Mary Gregerson, Jerri Lynn Hogg, Jimmy Ivory, Dana Klisanin, Patrick Markey, Deborah Nichols, Shahbaz Siddiqui, and June Wilson Submitted to Council March 2, 2020 Dear APA Council of Representatives: We are writing in reference to the recent 2019 review of the…

Member News

Remembering Fredrick Koenig Lawrence Balter, PhD New York University lb9@nyu.edu  Fred was a good friend who was fun-loving, quirky, really intelligent, and had a wry sense of humor. I always looked forward to hanging out with him. I often had the pleasure of his company when he would stop off in New York en route…

Index of Articles Published in Psychology of Popular Media Culture

https://psycnet.apa.org/PsycARTICLES/journal/ppm/9/2 2020 Volume 9 (1) Editorial. Consulting editor’s introduction. Me, my selfie, and I: The relations between selfie behaviors, body image, self-objectification, and self-esteem in young women. Intellectual, narcissistic, or Machiavellian? How Twitter users differ from Facebook-only users, why they use Twitter, and what they tweet about. The impact of weight-biased media on weight attitudes,…