Category Archives: Media Effects

Learning and Laughing: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver as Educational Entertainment

My Capstone student, Patty Terhune, a TRF major at Newhouse knocked it out the park this week with a great analysis, a hilarious presentation, and award for Best Capstone Project in the professional programs category for 2017. SO PROUD!! So excited … Continue reading

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Is Color-Blindness Possible? Racial & Experiential Effects on the Neural Substrates for Motor Empathy (PSYC 555; Fall 2008)

I received some tragic news this morning. Bosco Tjan, one of my former USC Psychology Professors, was killed by a student in the Psychology building on campus yesterday afternoon. I am stunned, shocked, and missing my Trojan family. http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-usc-professor-killed-bosco-tjan-20161203-story.html As … Continue reading

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Black Women in Media @ BRIC Arts House Dec 2015

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Psychology of Selfies: A TEDxSyracuseUniversity Talk

My TEDx talk on the Psychology of Selfies has been posted! Check it out, share it with your friends. Tag your own #healthieselfie! Check out more selfie psychology with the teaser posts leading up to the talk… #TBTSelfie Part 1: My Earliest … Continue reading

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Fight Brainwashing; A Lesson for Media Communicators with Thomas Burrell

Founder of Burrell Communications, one of the largest multi-cultural marketing firms in the world, and author of Brainwashed: Challenging the Myth of the Black Inferiority Complex, joins COM346 to talk about his book and the current state of American Media.

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Reducing shame in a game that predicts HIV risk reduction for young adult MSM (JIAS)

Christensen, J.L., Miller, L.C., Appleby, P.R., Corsbie-Massay, C., Godoy, C.G., Marsella, S.C., & Read, S.J. (2013) Reducing shame in a game that predicts HIV risk reduction for young adult MSM. Journal of International AIDS Society, 16 S2. Read the entire … Continue reading

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Psychology of Interactive Media (PSYC 556)

Here is the description for my first independently designed course to be taught through the Masters in Applied Psychology in USC’s Department of Psychology. I’m excited!! This course focuses on how interactive media marketing has provided new opportunities for maintaining … Continue reading

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