Organizational and Leadership Psychology Department
SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY AND MEDIA
This course examines the impact of the new communications environment with peer-to-peer connectivity. Students will examine the role of community and the impact of global reach. This course will review the positives and pitfalls of online environments, the development of social capital, social identity, and social validation, collaborative media and the willingness to participate in online communities, and the impact of social networks on perceptions of knowledge, power, authenticity, and transparency. Open only to students in the master’s program in Media Psychology or by instructor approval.