The fundamental interest of PSY427 is to examine how our understanding of and interaction with the world and our own identities occurs through mass media, consumerism, and mass communication. Contemporary experience is mediated by these forces, and the goal is to provide students with a theoretical foundation from which to understand their role within this network. Under the larger umbrella of mediation and representation, topics for this course include journalism/tabloidism, pornography, stardom/celebrity, branding and consumerism, identity and representation, technology, and many others.
“PSY427: Media Psychology.” University of Toronto, 2011. Web.