From the Editor: E-mail Related Disorders: Compulsive Checking, Responding, and Hoarding

  V. Krishna Kumar, PhD Kkumar@wcupa.edu E-mail, a truly great invention, is increasingly replacing paper mail for most purposes.  We regularly receive e-mails in more than one e-mail account from banks, various doctors’ clinics, automobile dealers (a price you pay for bargain shopping), automobile associations, travel agencies, hotels where you stayed, retailers, newsletters, newspapers, periodicals,…

Enough is Enough: Time for Culture Change

June Wilson, RN, PhD Media Health Connections junewilsonphd@gmail.com A Review of India’s Daughter Director: Leslee Udwin On December 16, 2012, in New Delhi, India, 23-year old Jyoti Singh, a medical student, had just finished her final exams.  She had only 6 months of internship left. “Happiness was just a few steps away,” her father, Badri…

Psychological Impact of News Coverage Related to Terrorism: Implications for Pakistan

Erum Hafeez, PhD Institute of Business Management, Karachi, Pakistan erum.hafeez@iobm.edu.pk Considering Pakistan’s strategic position as a leading ally in the “War Against Terrorism” the country has been subjected to frequent terrorist attacks and suicide bombings for over a decade.  An increase in the intensity of these attacks since September 11, 2011 has caused millions of…

President-Elect Column: Tikkun Olam: Repairing the World Daily

Mary Gregerson, PhD mary.gregerson@aol.com In ancient Judaism tikkun olam meant repairing the world every day.  In this column, I describe three APA Division 46 2016 initiatives to make our world better daily in many ways: (a) The Media First Responder Corps, (b) Environmental Health Psychology, and (c) Entertainment Psychology. Media First Response follows the modern…

Job Opportunity: Assistant Professor, Clinical Psychology

The University of Central Florida Department of Psychology (College of Sciences) seeks applicants for two Assistant Professor level tenure-track positions in clinical psychology and technology to begin in Fall 2016.  The appointment will be in the doctoral program in clinical psychology, but faculty also will be part of the initiation of a new, multidisciplinary translational…

Index of Articles Published in Psychology of Popular Media Culture

http://www.apa.org/pubs/journals/ppm July 2015, 4(3) Editors’ introduction. There is broad consensus: Media researchers agree that violent media increase aggression in children, and pediatricians and parents concur. Consensus on media violence effects: Comment on Bushman, Gollwitzer, and Cruz (2015). Manufacturing consensus in a diverse field of scholarly opinions: A comment on Bushman, Gollwitzer, and Cruz (2015). Agreement…