Media Psychology: Past, Present, and Future

Karen E. Dill

in The Oxford Handbook of Media Psychology

Published in print December 2012 | ISBN: 9780195398809
Published online January 2013 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Library of Psychology

Media Psychology: Past, Present, and Future


In this concluding chapter, general issues related to the future of media psychology are presented. Among these issues are the growing concern over negative media effects; how to avoid reductionist and dichotomous thinking about media; emphasizing effective communication about media psychology research and application to the public; continuing to define and refine the field of media psychology; and avenues for extending and complicating theoretical approaches. The chapter concludes with a comprehensive list of future directions for new research in the field.

Keywords: media psychology; negative media effects; communication; media psychology research and application; media use; love/hate media debate

Article.  6949 words. 

Subjects: Psychology ; Social Psychology

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