Dr. Jerri Lynn Hogg is a media psychologist, CEO and founder of Art of Digital Living, 2015 President of the American Psychological Association’s Society for Media Psychology and Technology, co-creator Certificate in Brand Psychology and Audience Engagement, Positive Media doctoral concentration, and co-author of Mad Men Unzipped. She integrates her passion for telehealth, technology, and digital environments with research to advance the understanding of media and technologies' positive use and their physical, cognitive, and emotional impact. Jerri Lynn is a coveted industry speaker with over 100 scholarly presentations on media psychology and a pioneer in the field of media psychology. Her current focus includes screen time for young children, media initiative for peacebuilding in Ireland with young children; brand psychology strategies; augmented and virtual environment design solutions; and narrative messaging for positive change.
Dr. Hogg began her career in public relations and corporate training and development. Dr. Hogg holds a PhD and MA in Media Psychology and an MS in Communications. You can find her on Twitter at @HoggJL
Dr. Jerri Lynn Hogg consults on a variety of media and technology projects using psychology to better understand the influence on human behavior. She worked with the U.S. DOD Global Operations on an anti-terrorism simulation using narrative psychology to degrade terrorist messaging and with a DARPA-sponsored workgroup on cognitive defense to understand and combat human vulnerabilities exploited by misinformation. She is currently working with IEEE for standards in virtual reality and augmented reality.
Dr. Jerri Lynn Hogg holds degrees in communication, information management, and psychology with an emphasis in media. She integrates her expertise for visual communications, technology, and digital environments with research to advance the understanding of media and technologies' positive use and their physical, visual, cognitive, and emotional impact. Her focus includes augmented and virtual environment design solutions and imagery messaging for positive change.
Social Media Psychology Specialist
Educational Online/Virtual Consultant
Senior Research Fellow
Specialties: Research interest include social media, how we communicate in a digital world, agumented reality, media reform, digital image, transmedia, audience profiling, public relations, marketing, imagery, design, and culture.
More than 100 miles
I generally get paid for speaking but make exceptions
Recent Presentations Include
1. Understanding Generational Factors in the Workplace: Current Considerations for Telework Practices and the Digital Native @IEEE ProComm 2020
2. Using media psychology & technology to redefine normal and promote human flourishing @Media Psychology Symposium 2020
3. The Robots Are Coming: The role of robotics in healthcare @2020 American Psychological Association
4. Trust, Media Consumers, & Unlimited Information: Making Meaning from Digital Media @2020 American Psychological Association
5. Experimental psychology and the cognitive emotional effects of social media use. @Yale University/EXPLO 2019
6. The Roles of Truth & Trustworthiness Online in a Post-Truth Era @2021 American Psychological Association
7. Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Society: Trust, Bias, & Designing for Good @2021 American Psychological Association
Promote Self - Jerri Lynn Hogg Co-authored #1 most-read psychological article in 2022
The top 10 journal articles of 2022
APA’s 89 journals published more than 5,500 articles in 2022. Here are the top 10 most read. By Chris Palmer. Vol. 54 No. 1
Like this meta-analysis: Screen media and mental health
1. Like this meta-analysis: Screen media and mental health
Ferguson, C. J., et al.
This meta-analysis in Professional Psychology: Research and Practice (Vol. 53, No. 2) suggests that exposure to screen time, including smartphones and social media, is not linked to mental health issues in adults or children. Researchers analyzed 37 data sets from 33 separate studies published between 2015 and 2019. They found no evidence that screen media contributes to suicidal ideation or other negative mental health outcomes. This result was also true when specifically investigating the use of smartphones or social media, and it was not affected by participants’ age or ethnicity. DOI: 10.1037/pro0000426
Like this meta-analysis: Screen media and mental health.
Journal ArticleDatabase: APA PsycArticles
Ferguson, Christopher J. Kaye, Linda K. Branley-Bell, Dawn Markey, Patrick Ivory, James D. Klisanin, Dana Elson, Malte Smyth, Mark Hogg, Jerri Lynn McDonnell, Dean Nichols, Deborah Siddiqui, Shahbaz Gregerson, Mary Wilson, June
Ferguson, C. J., Kaye, L. K., Branley-Bell, D., Markey, P., Ivory, J. D., Klisanin, D., Elson, M., Smyth, M., Hogg, J. L., McDonnell, D., Nichols, D., Siddiqui, S., Gregerson, M., & Wilson, J. (2022). Like this meta-analysis: Screen media and mental health. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 53(2), 205–214. https://doi.org/10.1037/pro0000426
The question of whether screen time, particularly time spent with social media and smartphones, influences mental health outcomes remains a topic of considerable debate among policy makers, the public, and scholars. Some scholars have argued passionately that screen media may be contributing to an increase in poor psychosocial functioning and risk of suicide, particularly among teens. Other scholars contend that the evidence is not yet sufficient to support such a dramatic conclusion. The current meta-analysis included 37 effect sizes from 33 separate studies. To consider the most recent research, all studies analyzed were published between 2015 and 2019. Across studies, evidence suggests that screen media plays little role in mental health concerns. In particular, there was no evidence that screen media contribute to suicidal ideation or other mental health outcomes. This result was also true when investigating smartphones or social media specifically. Overall, as has been the case for previous media such as video games, concerns about screen time and mental health are not based in reliable data. (PsycInfo Database Record (c) 2022 APA, all rights reserved)
Public Significance Statement—Considerable debate has examined whether exposure to screen media including smartphones and social media is associated with reduced mental health. This analysis suggests that, at present, the data are unable to support such a belief. (PsycInfo Database Record (c) 2022 APA, all rights reserved)
Presentation created for your group needs. Dr. Jerri Lynn Hogg speaks on a variety of media and technology topics using psychology to better understand the influence on human behavior.
Additional Topics include:
• Digital environments
• Positive use of technology
• Influence of technology on how we connect and make meaning of our lives
• Navigating our digital lives
• Emotional impact of technology
• Thriving in an online world
• Connection and creativity
• Recharging with tech breaks
1. Strategies for thriving and enjoying life while attending unending hours of Zoom meetings, facing extended time on screens, and being hyperconnected
2. Unexpected ways to remain resilient when long hours keep you digitally connected and at the same time positively influence your thoughts and feelings
3. Approaches for finding meaning and happiness thru connectedness online as well as accepting how to listen and know when it is time to take tech breaks
Technology has the potential to optimize. This talk will examine the psychology of engaging with technology and how it can be developed to increase trust, address bias, and generate positive benefit.
Who can we trust online? This presentation will explore the psychological underpinning of truth, trust, bias and how we engage online.
There is an overabundance of concern about the negative influence of screen time, especially with young children. The pandemic forced the work force, schools, and socializing online. This talk will discuss and provide strategies for navigating the concern of too much time online with the potential positive benefits of spending time connecting via online environments with a specific focus on children.
AI has the potential to optimize our lives by searching for patterns across populations to make sense of data. This talk will examine the psychology of AI and how it can be developed to increase trust, address bias, and generate positive benefit.
After the recent exponential growth of the use of digital screens from online meetings and remote working to virtual schooling and connecting on the internet with friends many of us are looking for high quality interactions that we can feel good about and not feel as we are wasting our time or negatively impacting our mental well-being. This presentation will explore how we can not only survive but also thrive online.
Want strategies for growth, connection, and creativity while spending a good part of your day online? This talk will lead you through how media and technology can positively influence the way we behave, connect, and make meaning of our lives while navigating our digital lives and how we can take tech breaks to recharged and rejuvenate emerging with a greater capacity for growth, connection, and creativity.