Welcome! I specialize in understanding the psychology behind why we enjoy media entertainment, including television, movies, video games, and virtual reality. My research and teaching are in the areas of media psychology, mass communication and media entertainment. I am affiliated with the Department of Communication, and the current co-chair of the Media Psychology Research Track at Michigan State University.
I am a founding organizer and current chair of the ICA interest group Communication Science and Biology, an affiliated scholar with the Media Neuroscience Lab at the University of California, Santa Barbara, the CARISMA and TARMAC labs at Michigan State, and a founding organizer of the semi-annual Media and Morality Mini-Conference. My work has been featured in multiple communication and psychology journals as well as covered by the popular press.
I have recently published an undergraduate textbook for teaching Media Entertainment. More information about the book can be found here.
Department of Communication
Michigan State University
edenalli at msu dot edu