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Feeling Rules, Media Ethics, and the Moral Foundation Dictionary

September 19, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Dr. Sven Joeckel (University of Erfurt, Germany) // September 19th, 2018 // 2:00pm-3:30pm // Jesse H. Jones Communication Center (CMA) 5.136

What does psychology have to tell us about the impact of media on our emotions and moral judgments? Does media make us better moral agents? In this discussion, two visiting researchers from Germany will speak on how media shapes our “feeling rules” and the connection between moral values and political communication. Attention will also be given to how moral psychology can help us understand the ideological content of media texts.

Dr. Sven Joeckel is Professor for Communication with a focus on children, adolescents and the media at the University of Erfurt, Germany. Since 2009, he has chaired the M.A. program in Children, Adolescents, and the Media at the University of Erfurt. His research interests are adolescents’ use of media, mobile privacy research as well as the relationship between media use and morality. Dr. Leyla Dogruel is Assistant Professor for Media Systems and Media Performance at Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Germany. Her research interests include media innovation theory, online privacy, and media structures.

Free and open to the public


September 19, 2018
8:00 am - 5:00 pm