Jerri Lynn Hogg

Jerri Lynn Hogg

Biography

Jerri Lynn Hogg

Biography

Jerri Lynn Hogg is a media psychologist, director of the Media Psychology program at Fielding Graduate University, 2015 President of the American Psychological Association’s Society for Media Psychology and Technology, co-creator of Fielding’s Certificate in Brand Psychology and Audience Engagement , and co-author of Mad Men Unzipped.She integrates her passion for branding, augmented/virtual reality, technology, and digital environments with research to advance the understanding of the positive use of media and technologies and their physical, cognitive, and emotional impact. Dr. Hogg is a coveted industry speaker and with over 50 scholarly presentations on media psychology, is a pioneer in the field of Media Psychology.  She recently spent six months working with the U.S. Department of Defense Global Operations on an anti-terrorism simulation using narrative psychology to degrade and counter terrorist messaging in Iraq, Syria, and North Africa. Her current focus is on brand psychology strategies; augmented environment design solutions; and narrative messaging for positive change.

Hogg recently was a judge for the annual SoMe Awards (Social Media).  You can find her on Twitter @HoggJL. She also authors a blog for Psychology Today.com called “The Digital Life”. 

Media Psychology and Technology and Autism: Engagement, Learning, Therapy, and Entertainment

Abstract

How Media and Technology Tools Can Support and Connect Families and People with Autism

This session will examine innovation media and technology that enhance independence and learning for people with Autism as well as assist families in supporting and connecting with their Autistic family member.  The newest applications of media and technology will be discussed as well as applications of media and technology that enable connection, support, and learning.  This includes virtual and augmented spaces, wearable devices, and mobile technologies designed to create broader understanding, stronger social associations, and better overall health and well-being.

Current research in assistive technologies, robotics, software, portable or wearable devices and their positive potential in the area of Autism will be explored.  Discussion will include how the new technologies can be practically applied and implementation into family life.

Recommendations about media use for promoting psychological health and discussion on current and future applications of digital technology for improving psychological and community well-being will be presented.  Understanding media and technology tool capabilities can further support and connect families and people with Autism.