Christine Marie’s academic expertise is in media psychology. Her research interests include media misrepresentation, public shaming, humiliation, stigma, social justice issues, life narrative, life legacy and storytelling. She has zeroed in on how media representation impacts trauma survivors and marginalized populations, for better or for worse, and how being humiliated in the media can deeply traumatize the subjects of the stories. Her dissertation is titled The Traumatic Impact of Media Humiliation, Misrepresentation, and Victim-shaming on Narrative Identity and Well-being, and she is currently working on a related book. Christine also has expertise and experience in cult psychology, human trafficking and polygamy.
Media psychology is a specialty field in social psychology that focuses on how media and technology impact thought, emotions, decision-making, behavior and ultimately, society- including how we treat one another. Media psychology is relevant in countless aspects of life today.
It’s all about the message or story, how it is delivered in the media, and how it influences people.
Christine’s passionate personal goal is to find ways to use media and technology for good and for growth, to give a voice to the voiceless, and to help individuals and businesses leave a positive legacy in the digital world.