Digital Art Therapy and Media Psychology

From Wikiwand: "Media psychology is the branch of psychology that focuses on the interaction of human behavior and media and technology. Media psychology is not restricted to mass media or media content; it includes all forms of mediated communication and media technology-related behaviors, such as the use, design, impact and sharing behaviors. This branch is a relatively new field of study because of advancement in technology. It uses various methods of critical analysis and investigation to develop a working model of a user's perception on media experience. These methods are used for society as a whole and on an individual basis."


The history and development of media psychology overlaps and integrates many different domains including media studies, communication science, anthropology, education, and psychology, among others. As the field of digital art therapy grows, the concept of media psychology becomes more important for all practitioners who apply digital technology within therapy and as social media's influence continues to evolve. 

Wikiwand Media Psychology: History, Theories and Practice
Download this public domain article on media psychology to learn more about the history and development of this field.
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American Psychology Association Division 46: Media Psychology and Technology

Division 46: Society for Media Psychology and Technology seeks to advance psychology in the practice and science of media communications and technology. The society is a community of researchers, psychologists and other mental health providers, consultants, educators and communications professionals actively involved with all forms of traditional and evolving media and emerging technologies. The society supports the study and dissemination of information related to the impact of the media on human behavior, as well as the development of media literacy essential to the public and profession. Visit website here for more information...

Society for Media Psychology and Technology Website

The rapid change in the media landscape in the last 20 years highlights the importance of media psychology to understand the psychological impact of human interaction with media technologies across society and around the globe. This makes the field of media psychology an exciting and continually evolving field that touches every aspect of life, from business, entertainment and leisure to education and healthcare. Visit website here...

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