Dr. S. Shyam Sundar, PhD, Speaking at CHIP Thursday, October 24, 2013

On ThursdayOctober 24, 2013, from 12:30 – 1:30 pm, the CHIP lecture series features a talk by S. Shyam Sundar, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor & Co-Director, Media Effects Research Laboratory, Film/Video & Media Studies Department, College of Communications, Penn State University about “Emphasizing the Self in Health Communication: Message and Medium Factors.”  This is co-sponsored by the Department of Communications.

The lecture will be in Video Conference Room 204 on the second floor of Ryan at 2006 Hillside Road at the University of Connecticut in Storrs.  For a map of the area, look at http://www.chip.uconn.edu/about/directions-to-chip/.

You can also view this talk streamed live during or after the lecture at the following link:  https://mediasite.dl.uconn.edu/Mediasite/Play/e7726c7411d14446b7479e7d92765f941d.

S. Shyam SundarS. Shyam Sundar is the founder of the Media Effects Research Laboratory, a leading facility of its kind in the country. He teaches courses in the psychology of communication technology, mass-communication theory, and research methodology.  He holds joint faculty appointments in the departments of film-video and media studies, advertising, architecture, and communication arts and sciences at Penn State.  Professor Sundar’s research investigates social and psychological effects of technological elements unique to online communication, ranging from websites to newer social and personal media. In particular, his studies experimentally investigate the effects of interactivity, navigability, multi-modality, and agency (source attribution) in digital media interfaces upon online users’ thoughts, emotions, and actions.

His research is supported by the National Science Foundation, Korea Science and Engineering Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation and Lockheed Martin Information Systems and Global Services, among others.