2016 Special Lecture: Media Psychology

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Academic unit or major
Humanities and social science courses
Instructor(s)
Iwao Seiki 
Course component(s)
Lecture     
Day/Period(Room No.)
Mon5-6(W521)  Thr5-6(W521)  
Group
-
Course number
LAH.S311
Credits
2
Academic year
2016
Offered quarter
3Q
Syllabus updated
2016/9/27
Lecture notes updated
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Language used
Japanese
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Course description and aims

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.

Student learning outcomes

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.

Keywords

media, psychology, qualitative methods, practice

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

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

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Introduction
Class 2 The qualitative methods Understand the significance, advantages and disadvantages of qualitative methods
Class 3 Discussion
Class 4 Features of the workplace Understand the general features of everyday practices
Class 5 Discussion
Class 6 Communities and crossing border Understand the feature of crossing border between two communities
Class 7 Discussion
Class 8 Features of the practice of fan community (1) Understand the culture of J-pop idols
Class 9 Discussion
Class 10 Features of the practice of fan community (2) Understand the culture of Otaku communities
Class 11 Discussion
Class 12 Features of the practice of fan community (3) Understand features of practices in live music venues
Class 13 Discussion
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.

Textbook(s)

no use

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Lecture slides will be up to the OCW-i after the class.

Assessment criteria and methods

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%)

Related courses

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Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

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Other

There is a possibility to limit a number of students in this class. Please participate in the first class.

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