Finding the Truth through Forensic Media Psychology

In years ahead, law schools, schools of psychology, television, media and film, business schools and schools of public policy will offer courses, certificates and degrees in Forensic Media Psychology; a field whose time has arrived.

Forensic Media Psychology and a Camera in Every Pocket!

Forensic Media Psychology (FMP) is an important sub-specialty in psychology offering increasing professional opportunity. Present applications include law, public policy, government, health care, entertainment, education, commerce, the military, social justice, and more. Citizen video and a camera in every pocket is causing a cultural reset.

Understanding PTSD, TBI, Suicide and Student Veteran Success

Research shows that the transition from the intensity of military life to a more independent civilian life can be overwhelming. Recognizing and understanding special symptoms supports the important objective of increasing the success of many veteran students on campus. It is important to share this information about the needs of student veterans.

MRI’s Light Media Psychology in Your head!

Media Psychology has evolved, requires understanding, more research and influences us everywhere. We are increasingly influenced by media worldwide. Understanding the relationship of media, psychology and the effects of media psychology as a force for good and evil is a social imperative. Media Psychology is a field of study whose time is now.

(POPP) Police Orientation and Preparation Program

The Police Orientation Preparation Program (POPP) provides access and opportunity for success in law enforcement to a large numbers of high-quality local graduates who mirror and understand diverse Los Angeles communities. One of the best Career Technical Programs I have seen. It should be replicated across the United States.

Using Media to Monitor, Measure & Mentor Children

This week, I interviewed Bonnie Baruch, Director of the Moorpark College Child Development Center (CDC) in California and visited her Child Care Center. It is a showplace, using media in student learning among its many unique approaches. The program recently integrated new technology into its assessment strategy to help teach children;... a strategy worth knowing about.

Where Man Goes, So Goes the Rule of Law

In June 2014, I had the opportunity to interview Michael Singer, Esq., as he prepared for a discussion with the Ventura County Astrological Society on the Moorpark College Campus in California. Singer practices law, and is investigating and developing applications and patents in anticipation of a future boom in space.

PCSD: Positive Commencement Success Decisions

As you graduate from college earning your Certificate, AA, BA, MA or doctoral degree, you face a series of post commencement success decisions. My main purpose in this article is to offer seven steps to success and encourage you to think positively. Your Post Commencement Success Decisions (PCSD) establish your roadmap to your future. Comments to BernieLuskin@gmail.com

Where Are the Leaders in Media Psychology and Media Studies?

The American Psychological Association, Society for Media Psychology and Technology (Division 46), pursues new initiatives in media psychology and media studies.

From Buck Rogers to Big Bucks

Ordinary people are beginning to dream of owning a piece of a planet or star. As we experience previously fantasized galactic functioning, media and communications psychology and technology will be increasingly central to our world of the future.

Stinking Thinking and Expectation Bias

The words “stinking thinking” may sound a bit pejorative or even a little funny, but there isn't anything funny about proven tactics designed to negatively influence your thoughts and actions by using words and phrases to bias your expectations and influence your behavior. Manipulation and management of expectation behavior is sophisticated and needs to be understood.

How Are You Smart?

The Media Psychology Effect merges the influences of multiple intelligences, diverse learning styles, various forms of access to learning through technology, the importance of Identity, and the ability to achieve personal transformation through hard work and positive thinking and motivation bringing together many of the key elements that create pathways to success.

“If I Had a Better Brain!”

Stimulating brain Health, recognizing the importance of Neuroplasticity and increasing the use of media and technology as tools of applied psychology form a perfect storm for learning. “Change your brain, change your life.”

“A Shot Heard ‘Round the World”

The George Zimmerman-Treyvon Martin case exemplifies colliding cultural worlds. We live in a dramatically changing "world of worlds" that is now "human-centered and screen-deep." Distance is no longer a factor. This case is our most recent example of "a shot heard round the world." This article analyzes the unique implications of the case and the issues it showcased.

EDEN and “The Joy of Learning”

Distance educators in media and learning psychology throughout Europe and the Americas gathered to share research, ideas and visions about worldwide distance education. Harmony emerged as a worldwide goal for fostering the joy of learning worldwide. Positive learning psychology threaded the program together. A must read for the future of harmonious collaborative learning.

E = "Education and Ecstasy"

This article examines recent developments in brain science, such as neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) and brain plasticity in the context of emerging social media. It highlights the importance of theories in media psychology. The auther asserts the need for new graduate programs in media studies and media psychology.

Building an Executive Coaching Practice in Media & Education

Coaching is an emerging professional specialty of increasing importance in helping to accelerate learning, reinforce intentions and in providing introspective insight to help maintain one’s stability in our rapidly changing world. Coaching includes training, consulting, managing, counseling in commerce and includes providing guidance in family systems.

Defining and Describing Media Psychology

Media Psychology and understanding media effects is fundamental to 21st century media literacy. This article analyzes the nature of conventional wisdom, media psychology, technology and social change and provides a clear and thorough definition of media psychology.

Join The Society for Media Psychology&Technology

Join with us in the new APA Society for Media Psychology and Technology, Media Psychology Division 46 of the American Psychological Association. Media Psychology permeates all associations, organizations and cultures. It is important that we work together.

Space: Media Psychology’s New Frontier

Space: a new frontier in media psychology.

The Pretty Face Effect on Elections

The drive for procreation is a strong influence in attracting votes for candidates with an "ideal" look.

Society for Media Psychology &Technology Awards

Three distinguished psychologists have received the 2012 American Psychological Association Media Psychology Division Awards for their outstanding work in Media Psychology. The name of the division was changed on September 24, 2012 to "The Society for Media Psychology and Technology."

Casting the NET Over Global MOOCs

MOOCs, Massive Open Online Courses, have become widely publicized, actively discussed, topic. MOOC is used to refer to ways of organizing learning, teaching or training experiences in a collaborative way. MOOC is a metaphor for a number of large scale approaches. MOOC is a neologism explaining large scale courses and seminars.

E=Enhanced Media

"E" = Enhanced communication - amplifying wired and wireless communications technology through the dynamics of pictures, graphics and sound.

Managing PCSD - "Post Commencement Stress Disorder"

Commencement preparations are underway for those colleges and universities that follow the traditional May/June academic year. Most students are very excited about getting their degrees and moving on to the next stage of their lives. Many, however, will be even more relieved than excited.

Brain, Behavior, and Media

The dramatic influence of rapidly growing social media, computers, telephony, television, movies and the Internet continue to surprise us all. Among the most fascinating developments is what we are learning from brain research using Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI).