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The Media Psychology Review

The Media Psychology Review is an academic online journal for Media Psychology.  The mission of the Media Psychology Research Center is to promote media psychology as an interdisciplinary and emerging field by bridging the research-practice gap and creating a platform for international discussion that expands the frontiers of Media Psychology across traditional and emerging technologies. The journal hopes to promote the transformation of Media Psychology to a field that is cross-disciplinary in theoretical framework, approach, and application.

Scholarly materials do not always have to be in print. Because this is media psychology, we want to take advantage of digital media and web technologies. No longer bound by print traditions, we have made an interface that is more interactive and included transmedia projects and presentations. Also, we also encourage reader participation beyond the one dimensional letters-to-the-editor by using comments to the authors.

Through the submission and peer-review process, we selected articles and presentations on research and applications that help redefine the field. We publish throughout the year and welcome submissions at any time.

We are excited by the diverse collection of articles. This breadth of topics, from virtual worlds to research theory, reflects the range of media psychology. Our goal is not to contribute another academic boundary but to challenge traditional beliefs. Technological innovations are changing the communications technology landscape faster than theory and methodologies are adapting. To keep up with the rapid integration of technology into daily life, scholars have to be willing to challenge their own culture, methods and perspectives. We hope to contribute to that journey.

This journal and site will be a work in progress as we work to understand and engage emerging technologies both as a topic of discussion and as a means of sharing information and experience. We welcome your suggestions and feedback. Like the interaction of media and human experience, we hope the dialogue will be frequent and ongoing.

Dr. Pamela Rutledge

Dr. Erik M. Gregory