2020 Essence of Humanities and Social Sciences25:Media Psychology 1

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Iwao Seiki 
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Course description and aims

Media psychology reveals how we are collaborating with using the media in everyday life by qualitative methods.
In the qualitative method, researchers participate in the community and interact with members, to clarify the feature of practice. Psychology has been an increasing number of qualitative studies since the 1990s. These studies began as a study about the workplace, but also began the study about more familiar fan community in the 2000s.
The purpose of this lecture is to derive own opinions and solutions about everyday life activities with practical knowledge and methods.

Student learning outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to:
Acquiring practical methods to explain and to analyze about the everyday life activities with artifacts in any communities.


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

This lecture proceeds with group discussion. I will provide the theme every time and consider about it.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Introduction
Class 2 Features of the practices in workplaces Understand the features of the practices in workplaces
Class 3 Features of the practices in fan communities Understand the features of the practices in fan communities
Class 4 Features of live performances of J-POP idols (1) Discussion about the features of live performances of idols
Class 5 Features of live performances of J-POP idols (2) Discussion about the features of live performances of idols
Class 6 Features of the practices of Otaku communities Discussion about the culture of Otaku communities
Class 7 Discussion to study the case Practice to explain features of live performances of some groups
Class 8 Final report Set a goal on their own, gather information, and summarize in the report on the basis of expertise and experience.

Out-of-Class Study Time (Preparation and Review)

To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.



Reference books, course materials, etc.


Assessment criteria and methods

Small reports (6 times, each 10%) and the final report (40%)

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