3) Media and Psychosocial Well-being
In this theme students get acquainted with the roles of media in the psychosocial well-being of individuals and communities. This is done through the viewpoints of social psychology and psychology. The roles of media in the psychosocial well-being of people of all ages are examined especially from the viewpoints of emotional and cognitive processes, behaviour, identity, social relations, and communality. The goal is that students are familiar with theories explaining psychosocial well-being and media effects, and understand the interactive and culturally shaped nature of the relationships of individuals and communities with media. In addition, the goal is that students are able to search, read, interpret, and critically analyse research publications dealing with the topic of media and psychosocial well-being.
Courses in this theme are (Curriculum 2015-2017)
MEDU3104C Media Education Literature C (5 ECTS)
MEDU2208 Theoretical Approaches to Media Use and Psychosocial Well-being (5 ECTS)
MEDU3105 Internet Use and Psychosocial Well-being (5 ECTS)