Loneliness is a complex problem of epidemic proportions, affecting millions from all walks of life.
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Growing conscious about how media influences individuals and cultures.
Karen E. Dill-Shackleford Ph.D.
Americans hungry for good news need look no further than the kids who spoke at the March for our Lives
How do we deal with it when someone we love does something we hate?
A conversation about struggling with what to post on social media in these times of social and political strife.
When the world is in chaos, who can set things right? (Cue music): Wonder Woman!!!
Why Carrie Fisher's death is such a loss to so many
Feeling stressed about the the election? A film can help you cope.
Are news stories about racial tensions causing you anxiety? Research on Harry Potter offers a new perspective on prejudice reduction.
It may have taken 40 years and we may have had to endure the prequels, but this new Star Wars film really gets the women right.
TV fans are addicted to the feelings we experience through our connections with the story world and its players.
Don't you think your daughter is smart enough to be Sherlock Holmes? Shouldn't you tell her so?
How is watching your favorite show a form of "social media"?
What exactly do we get out of watching romantic relationships on television?
A Sister's Eulogy Reflects on the Life of a Sibling with Mental Illness
Positive Psychology is making inroads to helping women feel better about ourselves and our bodies.
How our favorite films help us grapple with what's most meaningful in life.
What can we learn about parenting from Mad Men's Don and Betty Draper—fans know.
Are too many selfies and status updates telling your friends to back away slowly?
New media bring us a new window to the world of everyday people.
The Sexualization and Objectification of a Beloved Character Sparks Petition to Keep Merida Brave
On Facebook, passive lurking is associated with envy, but active participation is associated with good feelings.
Stressed by political coverage: How to chillax and not Unfriend your politically minded FB and Twitter friends.
When it comes to violence and race in games, the discussion shouldn't always be black and white.
Brides turn to feeding tube diet to try to catch the beauty ideal. Is it time for women to say enough is enough?
Oscar nominee The Help tackles racism and sexism and views motherhood, daughterhood and friendship along the lines of authenticity.
We often think of media consumption as a mundane and meaningless experience. I say it’s more than that. I say it’s nothing less poetic than humanity collectively processing dreams, nightmares and inspirations.
The Israeli tent demonstrations: Why are the networks and newspapers ignoring them?
Behind the curtain: actors and stage fright.
Should entertainment merchants make child protection decisions? The Supreme Court decides they should.
An exposed Congressman underscores how the rules of social engagement have changed in our brave new (digital) world.
How did you learn about Bin Laden's death? On Television, in the morning paper, or via Tweet or Facebook post?
Karen Dill-Shackleford, Ph.D., is a social psychologist at Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara.
The Psychology of entertainment media's role in our social lives.