“Dan”cing through Life

Mary Gregerson, PhD Heartlandia Psychology, Leavenworth, KS mary.gregerson@aol.com A Review of Beauty and the Beast (Director: Bill Condon, 2017) featuring Lion (Director: Garth Davis, 2016) “Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.” Voltaire Dance defines both self and relational elements in Beauty and the…

Social Media: A Platform for Performance of Girlhood

Anna-Lena Jonsson-Cohen, BA Student Hunter College, The City University of New York annalenajc@gmail.com The rapid development of technology and emergence of smartphones and social media have drastically changed the lives of girls.  Their exposure to social media starts at a very young age and by teenage years has become their main source of communication and…

Special Interest Group 2017 Update: The Media First Responder Corps Helps Hometown Officials Manage Community Challenges

Mary Gregerson, PhD Heartlandia Psychology, Leavenworth, KS mary.gregerson@aol.com In 2014 the Media First Responder (MFR) Corps launched. A baker’s dozen psychologists from around the world “trained the trainers” before the 2015 APA Convention in Toronto, Canada. Each provided her or his area of expertise to increase the crisis management skills of all. In 2016, Leavenworth,…

News Media, Public Education and Public Policy Committee

Chris Ferguson (Chair, cjfergus@stetson.edu), Dana Klisinan, Jerri Lynn Hogg, June Wilson, Patrick Markey, Andy Przybylski, Malte Elson, Jimmy Ivory, Deborah Linebarger, Mary Gregerson, Frank Farley, & Shahbaz Siddiqui The views here are those of Division 46 (Society for Media Psychology and Technology) of the American Psychological Association and do not represent an official position of…

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Plante, T. G. (2016). Principles of incorporating spirituality into professional clinical practice. Practice Innovations, 1(4), 276-281. Plante, T. G., & Pistoresi, S. (2017). A survey of ethics training in undergraduate psychology programs at Jesuit universities, Pastoral Psychology, 66(1), 1-6. Elaine Rodino, PhD, was quoted several times in a recent book: Collins, Kathleen. “Dr. Joyce Brothers: The…

Index of Articles published in Psychology of Popular Media Culture

http://www.apa.org/pubs/journals/ppm/ 2017 Volume 6, Issue 1 (Jan) Editor’s introduction. Using social media for sobriety recovery: Beliefs, behaviors, and surprises from users of face-to-face and social media sobriety support. Exploring similarity characteristics, identification, and parasocial interactions in choice of celebrities. Fandom and the search for meaning: Examining communal involvement with popular media beyond pleasure. “Let me take…