This lecture is the introduction of media psychology. Media psychology reveals how we are collaborating with using the media in everyday life by qualitative methods. Psychology has been an increasing number of qualitative studies since the 1990s. In the qualitative method, researchers participate in the community and interact with members, to clarify the feature of practice. These studies began as a study about the workplace, but also began the study about more familiar fan community in the 2000s.
In this lecture, we deepen the discussion about the characteristics of the media used and the community, by picking up the case about the workplace, anime Otaku, idol Otaku.
The purpose of this lecture is to understand the basic concepts of media psychology, at the same time, to derive own opinions and solutions with academic knowledge and experience, collaborating with others.
By the end of this course, students will be able to:
1) Explain the significance, advantages and disadvantages of qualitative methods.
2) Explain the basic features of the day-to-day practices through the media.
3) Explain the problems and benefits of crossing border between communities.
4) Understand and explain the differences of culture between communities.
5) Explain objectively , based on the scientific knowledge and experience.
6) Uderstand the limits of their own interpretation, and represent properly without overly generalized.
media, psychology, qualitative methods, practice
|✔ Specialist skills||Intercultural skills||✔ Communication skills||✔ Critical thinking skills||✔ Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
In this lecture, one session is composed of two times class. In first round of class, provide the topic on the basis of some cases. In the second round of class, make a discussion about it.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 2||The qualitative methods||Understand the significance, advantages and disadvantages of qualitative methods|
|Class 4||Features of the workplace||Understand the general features of everyday practices|
|Class 6||Communities and crossing border||Understand the feature of crossing border between two communities|
|Class 8||Features of the practice of fan community (1)||Understand the culture of J-pop idols|
|Class 10||Features of the practice of fan community (2)||Understand the culture of Otaku communities|
|Class 12||Features of the practice of fan community (3)||Understand features of practices in live music venues|
|Class 14||Final report||Set a goal on their own, gather information, and summarize in the report on the basis of expertise and experience.|
|Class 15||Final report||Set a goal on their own, gather information, and summarize in the report on the basis of expertise and experience.|
Lecture slides will be up to the OCW-i after the class.
Students' ability to understand the cultures of communities, and their ability to discuss properly without overly generalized will be assessed.
Small reports (6 times, each 10%) and the final report (40%)
There is a possibility to limit a number of students in this class. Please participate in the first class.