Fischoff, Stuart | Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center
Name: Fischoff, Stuart
Historical Note: Dr. Fischoff was the founding President of the American Psychological Association’s Media Psychology Division (now called The Society for Media Psychology and Technology) and was responsible for creating the first Media Psychology Lab, co-founding the first Media Psychology journal, starting the first graduate program in Media Psychology, and assisting in developing the first Media Psychology PhD program. Dr. Fischoff was the Senior Editor of the Journal of Media Psychology (JMP). Founded in 1996, JMP was the first American journal devoted singularly to media psychology. He was an Emeritus Professor of Media Psychology at California State University, Los Angeles, where he taught for 33 years. During that time he established the first graduate degree program in Media Psychology and the nation’s first exclusive lab for the study of media psychology.
Note Author: Jay Needham