The Bright Side: Social media, selfies, & gaming
Podcast #144 — Aired February 12, 2018

Social media is the primary news source for over 60% of the population. It’s fast and easy, but it is not always entirely accurate and that can have some negative implications. This week on BetterWorldians Radio we’re joined by Dr. Pamela Rutledge, a media psychologist. She’ll explain the impact this can have on our brains and share a surprising antidote: humor. Dr. Rutledge will also discuss the positive power of gaming and her interesting take on “selfies” and how they can be a useful way to explore self-image.

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Dr. Pamela Rutledge
Director, Media Psychology Research Center

Dr. Pamela Rutledge is the Director of the Media Psychology Research Center and faculty in the media psychology program at Fielding Graduate University where she designs and teaches courses on brand psychology, transmedia storytelling, audience engagement, and corporate social responsibility for brand extension. She is lead faculty in Fielding's media psychology certificate program with an emphasis in Brand Psychology and Audience Engagement. Rutledge is also active as a consultant, speaker, writer, and researcher.