Media Psychology: What You Need to Know and How to Use It



Media technologies can offer many advantages to medical rehabilitation when sensitively matched to people’s strengths and constraints. Achieving this effective pairing to help practitioners and patients achieve their goals is at the heart of media psychology. The purpose of this chapter is to provide practitioners with context and examples to facilitate the implementation of media technologies into their practices and professional lives. This chapter includes definitions of common terminology, some innovative and creative uses of technology appropriate to medical rehabilitation, and guidelines for ethically implementing social media practices. Throughout, the focus is twofold: the first is patient centered, with cases of media technology used for interventions, treatments, and education; the second highlights how to use media technologies to interact with the public, with guidelines to effectively distribute information about your services and practice, share your expertise, and make professional connections.


Healthcare technology Patient empowerment Social media ethics and guidelines Telehealth 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Media Psychology Research CenterCorona Del MarUSA

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