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 teach the Introduction to Human Communication course at Michigan State University, training over 600 students a year in the art of public speaking and basic theories of communication. Affiliated with the Department of Communication, I am the current co-chair of the Media Psychology Research Track at Michigan State University.
I am a founding organizer and current vice-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, and a founding organizer of the 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 am available for comment on the above topics, as well as my published research, at edenalli (at) msu (dot) edu.