Welcome, I’m glad you’re here.
I have lived a colorful life journey, and happily, I have ended up right here – as an animal-and-coffee-loving media psychology geek with niche expertise. I would love to help you.
What is a media psychologist? It is a person who specializes in media psychology, a new field in social psychology that focuses on how media and technology impact people; i.e. their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors.
Media psychology encompasses PR, television, film, music, technology, software, mobile apps, online gaming, user experience, social media, viral marketing, fandom and fan engagement, personal branding, celebrity studies, online cruelty, public shaming, augmented reality, online education, media ethics, and more. If it’s digital, virtual, on a screen, or related to stories, I’m interested.
My current research obsessions include-
|Media Misrepresentation||Survivor Stories||Life Narrative|
|Media Humiliation||Victim-blaming||Life Legacy|
|Cancel Culture & Call Outs||Positive Psychology||Storytelling for Good|
|Public Shaming||Resilience||Narrative Identity Repair|
|Media-based Trauma||Posttraumatic Growth||Rebranding & Relaunching|
My doctoral research shows how being humiliated in the media can deeply traumatize the subjects of the stories, comments or tweets, and how media misrepresentation negatively impacts trauma survivors and marginalized populations. You can read it HERE.
“The media‘s the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that’s power. Because they control the minds of the masses.” – Malcolm X
To summarize, my passionate personal goal is to find ways to use media and technology for good and for growth, to help media become more trauma-informed, to give a voice to the voiceless, and to help individuals and businesses create a positive legacy in the digital world.
PERSONAL INFO: MORE HERE.