Jul 16, 2024  
Catalogue 2024-2025 
    
Catalogue 2024-2025
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MEDS 204 - Media Psychology


1 unit(s)
(Same as PSYC 204 ) This course is designed to introduce students to the interdisciplinary field of “media psychology,” which applies social scientific theory and methodology to the study media use, content, and impact. We first review theoretical contributions from both Communication Studies and Social Psychology before moving into a range of “hot topics” in the field (e.g., violent media, persuasion and advertising, news, politics, representations of social groups, social media). Along the way, we consider: psychological processes relevant to media use and impact, individual differences that motivate selective exposure and reception, the positive and negative effect that media may have on our attitudes and behaviors, and the complexities of developing and executing media effects research.

Prerequisite(s): PSYC 105  is required. MEDS 160  is recommended but not required. 

Two 75-minute periods.

Not offered in 2024/25.

Course Format: CLS



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