The Media School
gread 'at' indiana 'dot' edu
In 2009, I completed my BA with advanced honors in psychology at Georgia State University in my hometown, Atlanta, GA. At Appalachian State University in Boone, NC, I received an MA in General Experimental Psychology (2012). My master's thesis research investigated affective and physiological desensitization to violent video games through the use of facial electromyography (EMG). Other projects have examined physiological differences of playing an active versus a non-active video game console, the interaction of implicit (facial EMG) and explicit (self-report) measures of anti-gay bias to predict behavior towards same-sex couples, and the influence of diversity celebrating versus diversity ignoring messages in pre-entry evaluations of male and female job candidates.
I am currently a doctoral student in the Telecommunications Department at Indiana University. My area of interest can be broadly described as Media Psychology. Specifically, I am interested in the social, cognitive, and neurological processes involved in the perception of media messages and how these processes influence stereotypes and prejudice.