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Curricula:
Stuart Fischoff, PhD, Psychology 402, Media Psychology, California State University, Los Angeles, CA. Students examine television and its broader social significance.

Stuart Fischoff, PhD, Psychology 407, Psychological Impact of Film, California State University, Los Angeles, CA. Students investigate scholarly topics such as racism, sexism, ageism in film; impact of films on adults and children; and emotions, violence, sex, values, rating systems in film.

Stuart Fischoff, PhD, Psychology 454, Psychological Impact of Television, California State University, Los Angeles, CA. This course covers both research and theory in the newly emerging field of Media Psychology in terms of media-related psychological issues.

Stuart Fischoff, PhD, Cinematherapy Bibliography. Lists books and articles on the use of cinema in therapy.

Nancy Kalish, PhD, Liberal Arts 211 / Psychology 211, Psychological Issues In Film, California State University, Sacramento, CA. In this dual listed course students learn psychology through film by examining three areas: Portrayal of psychologists (researchers and therapists), development across the life span, and stereotyping/prejudice.

Bernard J. Lushkin, PhD, Psychology 764, Media Psychology, Fielding Graduate Institute, Santa Barbara, CA. This introduction to media psychology requires students to master basic concepts and bibliographic materials in order to meet three parts of study: Overview, In Depth and Applied.

Bernard J. Lushkin, PhD, Psychology 767, Media Studies, Fielding Graduate Institute, Santa Barbara, CA. This course is an applied demonstration project for advanced students.

Professional Issues Articles:
DeLeon, P., PhD, It has been an exciting and productive time, column reprinted with permission from the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology, May 2004. This column highlights the changes associated with the advent of new technologies by comparing the challenges of telehealth for clinicians to those inherent in distance learning.

Gregerson, M.B., PhD, Media and psychology can partner to counter terrorism, reprinted with permission from The Journal of Social Distress and the Homeless, 12(4), 279–306. The application of relevant scientific psychological findings to journalism about terrorism highlights research future directions.

Student Empirical Research Articles:
Direct Effects: Mora, L., BA, and Hirsch, M., PhD, “Internet therapy: Framing effects and internet therapy.” This study explored the influence of framing effects upon perceptions of Internet therapy with the results that most framing effects were preferable over a control web page.

Indirect Effects: Cohen, F., BA, Solomon, S., PhD, Maxfield, M., MA, Pyszczynski, T., PhD, and Greenberg, J., PhD, “Fatal attraction: The effects of mortality salience on evaluations of charismatic, task-oriented, and relationship-oriented leaders.” Terror management theory demonstrates how thoughts about death and the 9/11 terrorist attacks increased allegiance to CHARISMATIC leaders.

Landau, M.J., MA, Solomon, S., Greenberg, J. PhD, Cohen, F., BA, Pyszczynski, T., PhD, Arndt, J., PhD, Miller, C.H., PhD, Ogilvie, D.M., PhD, Cook, A., MA. Deliver Us from Evil: The Effects of Mortality Salience and Reminders of 9/11 on Support for President George W. Bush. Four empirical studies demonstrate that increasing salience of mortality or the salience of the terrorism of 9/11/01 increased support for President George W. Bush.

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