About Media Psychology


About Media Psychology

Media psychology seeks an understanding of how people perceive, interpret, engage with, and respond to a media-rich world. In doing so, media psychologists can identify potential benefits and problems and promote the development of positive media engagement and healthy behaviours.

Media psychology is a relatively new and emerging field internationally, and not well understood in Australia. To date, there is very little consensus about what “media psychology” actually is. Some researchers and practitioners refer to “media” or “technology” or “the internet”, some people think of television or journalism (traditional media), but in our current social environment media is everywhere and our interaction with it occurs all day every day.



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A Media Psychologist understands the interaction of people and media technologies in the contemporary social context, including traditional media, broadcast and digital media, the internet and social media technologies.

The goal of media psychology is to understand how we engage in media and technologies across our varied social, educational, and occupational activities. By using the knowledge of human behaviour, cognitions and emotions which the discipline of psychology provides, media psychologists aim to assist people to flourish as individuals, families, and members of society. 

Professional Memberships

Registered Psychologist
since 2012
Australian Psychological
Society member

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