PSY-410 Media Psychology

This discussion-based course will examine how media and emerging technology influence basic psychological processes and child development. The course will focus on literature pertaining to social media, video games, the Internet, educational technology, cell phones, advertisements, and other recent innovations. Topics will include identity, body image, sexualization, aggression, addiction, cyberbullying, relationships, learning, health, and the mind. The approach to this course emphasizes developmental psychology with supplementary articles from all areas of psychology.


3 credits


PSY-100 must be completed prior to registering for this course and Junior standing.