UT Dallas 2016 Undergraduate Catalog

EMAC3335 - Media Psychology

EMAC 3335 Media Psychology (3 semester credit hours) This course will examine evidence for the role that psychology plays in the production and consumption of media. The course will cover traditional media, such as television, newspapers, and film, as well as a variety of content genres, such as entertainment, news, and video games, but emphasis will be placed on how emerging media complicates how human beings process media from a psychological lens. Topics of discussion may include emotional response, arousal, unconscious processing, memory, and attention. Prerequisite: PSY 2317 or instructor consent required. (3-0) R