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PSY 355-01 Psychology & Media in the Digital Age

Course Readings
This page was last modified on Jan 10, 2014

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Course Readings

Clark, Andy, & Chalmers, David. (1998). The extended mind. Analysis, 58(1), 7-19. [LMC via jstor]


Delavi, Raquel, & Weisskirch, Robert S. (2013). Personality factors as predictors of sexting. Computers in Human Behavior, 29, 2589-2594. [LMC]


Drouin, Michelle, Vogel, Kimberly N., Surbey, Alisen, & Stills, Julie R. (2013). Let’s talk about sexting, baby: Computer-mediated sexual behaviors among young adults. Computers in Human Behavior, 29(5), A25-A30. [LMC]


Giles, David. (2003). Media psychology (Ch. 2, pp. 14-27). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. [On reserve in Falcone Library]


Green, Melanie C., & Dill, Karen E. (2012) Engaging with stories and characters: Learning, persuasion, and transportation into narrative worlds. In K. E. Dill (Ed.), The Oxford handbook of media psychology (pp. 449-461). New York, NY: Oxford University Press. [On reserve in Falcone Library]


Hamilton, Bruce, & Grabowski, Jurek. (2013, June). Cognitive distraction: Something to think about – Lessons learned from recent studies. Washington, DC: AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. Available at https://www.aaafoundation.org/sites/default/files/AAAFTSCompendium.pdf.


Hevern, Vincent W. (2013a/In preparation). A primer on media and media ecology. (Distributed directly to students)


Hevern, Vincent W. (2013b/In preparation). The human person from the perspective of contemporary psychology. (Distributed directly to students)


Hollenbaugh, Erin E., & Everett, Marcia K. (2013). The effects of anonymity on self-disclosure in blogs: An application of the online disinhibition effect. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 18(3), 283-302. [LMC with link on left side of page]


Manago, Adriana M., Taylor, Tamara, and Greenfield, Patricia M. (2012). Me and my 400 friends: The anatomy of college students’ Facebook networks, their communication patterns, and well-being. Developmental Psychology, 48(2), 369-380. [LMC]


Meyrowitz, Joshua. (1998). Multiple media literacies. Journal of Communication, 48(1), 96-108. DOI: 10.1111/j.1460-2466.1998.tb02740.x [LMC]


Rosen, L. D., Whaling, K., Carrier, L. M., Cheever, N. A., & Rokkum, J. (2013). The Media and Technology Usage and Attitudes Scale: An empirical investigation. Computers in Human Behavior, 29, 2501-2511. [LMC]


Sabella, Russell A., Patchin, J. W., & Hinduja, S. (2013). Review: Cyberbullying myths and realities. Computers in Human Behavior, 29, 2703-2711. [LMC]


Shocat, Tamar. (2012). Impact of lifestyle and technology developments on sleep. Nature and Science of Sleep, 4, 19-31. doi: 10.2147/NSS.S18891 [pdf download link at bottom of abstract]


Spekman, M. L. C., Konijn, E. A., Roelosfma, P. H. M. P, & Griffiths, M. D. (2013). Gaming addiction, definition and measurement: A large-scale empirical study. Computers in Human Behavior, 29, 2150-2155. [LMC]


Strate, L. (2004). A media ecology review. Communication Research Trends, 23(2), 3-48. [Also appears in revised form in the 2006 Echoes and reflections: On media ecology as a field of study (pp. 13-92). Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press.] Retrieved Sept. 3, 2013 from http://cscc.scu.edu/trends/v23/v23_2.pdf [Note: Fr. Hevern will provide highlighted version for class use.]


Suler, John. (2004, Aug). The online disinhibition effect. Psychology of cyberspace [Online]. Retrieved from http://truecenterpublishing.com/psycyber/disinhibit.html [Originally published in 2004 in CyberPsychology & Behavior, 7(3), 321-326. doi: 101089/1094931041291295]


Szalavitz, Maia. (2013, July 8). Violent video games don’t make us less caring. TIME. Retrieved Sept. 3, 2013 from http://healthland.time.com/2013/07/08/violent-video-games-dont-make-us-less-caring/


Video game controversies. Wikipedia. Accessed January 7, 2014.

Walt Disney Company. (2011, January). 2010 factbook. Retrieved Sep 3, 2013 from http://cdn.media.ir.thewaltdisneycompany.com/2010/annual/factbook-2010.pdf


Walt Disney Company (2013, January). 2012 factbook. Retrieved Sep 3, 2013 from http://cdn.media.ir.thewaltdisneycompany.com/2012/annual/2012-factbook.pdf


Walt Disney Company. (2013, January). Fiscal year 2012 annual financial report and shareholder letter (Excerpts on intellectual property protection & acquisition of LucasFilm, pp. 17-18, 22). Retrieved Sep. 3, 2013 from http://cdn.media.ir.thewaltdisneycompany.com/2012/annual/10kwrap-2012.pdf [pdf of excerpts provided by Fr. Hevern]

Zickuhr, K., & Smith, A (2012, Apr 13). Digital differences. Pew Internet & American Life Project. [webpage/full report online or pdf]