Media Psychology

Programme code:  ICM-JP/MP  
Semester:   Fall
Number of ECTS:  30 
Language of instruction:  English 

Profile of the programme

This program, minor Media Psychology, consists of 6 independent courses. It can be chosen either as a whole package of 30 ect`s or its courses can be combined with other ICM courses, as long as the total number of credits does not exceed 30 per student per semester.
Media Psychology is, as minor, offered to the students in their 3rd study year. This does not apply to visiting students as much as other requirements do (see “entry requirements” below),

Program Overview

Media psychology aims to explain how the media and the growing use of technology impacts on how people perceive, interpret, respond, and interact in a media rich world. The purpose of this course is to expose a student to the fascinating and in many instances addictive media environment, which changes constantly. The course deals with topics such as psychological media effects, mass persuasion, news framing and the psychology of news influence and, needless to say, social media and the Internet.
Teaching format and methods: lectures, tutorials and group tasks and assignments.

Entry requirements

  • The academic level of this program is high. There is a strong theoretical base to all courses. The requested level of English language is therefore preferably C2.

Course structure diagram

Course code
Course unit title  Number of ECTS 
JM-MASSMEDIA-13  Mass media and mass persuasion 
JM-MPCPM-15  Cognitive psychology of the media
JM-PSYCHEFF-13  Psychological effects of media
JM-MPPDT-15  Psychology of digital technology
JM-MPPNF-15  Psychology of news framing
JM-MPPSM-15  Psychology of social media

Coordinator

Dragana Licina (dragana.licina@hu.nl)

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