Beginning their first issue January 2012, the American Psychology Association launched a new journal devoted to popular media, Psychology of Popular Media Culture. Edited by James C. Kaufman, the quarterly is “dedicated to publishing empirical research and papers on how popular culture and general media influence individual, group, and system behavior.”
You can access this journal in PsycARTICLES from Library e-resources. You can also sign up to get TOC or RSS feeds for the journal at the the publisher’s website.
A sample of articles from the first (already three!) issues:
Reassessing media violence effects using a risk and resilience approach to understanding aggression.Television produces more false recognition for news than newspapers.Real feelings for virtual people: Emotional attachments and interpersonal attraction in video games.The delinquent media effect: Delinquency-reinforcing video games increase players attitudinal and behavioral inclination toward delinquent behavior.Humor in advertisements enhances product liking by mere association.A two-process view of Facebook use and relatedness need-satisfaction: Disconnection drives use, and connection rewards it.Exposure to slim images in mass media: Television commercials as reminders of restriction in restrained eaters.Partner preferences across the life span: Online dating by older adults.Cell phone use and child and adolescent reading proficiency.Consensus and contrasts in consumers’ cinematic assessments: Gender, age, and nationality in rating the top-250 films.Frequency and quality of social networking among young adults: Associations with depressive symptoms, rumination, and corumination.Saddam Hussein is “dangerous to the extreme”: The ethics of professional commentary on public figures.