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Karen Dill-Shackleford
Karen Dill-Shackleford, PhD
Program Director - PhD Media Psychology
Doctoral Faculty - School of Psychology
Hickory, NC

kdill@fielding.edu

PhD, Social Psychology
University of Missouri-Columbia, 1997

MA, Social Psychology
University of Missouri-Columbia, 1994
 

Areas of Instruction:

  • Media Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • Gender and Race
 

Scholarly & Professional Interests:

Research Interests:

  • Portrayals of Race and Gender
  • Media Violence
  • Media Effects
  • Videogames, Interactive Media, Magazines, Music
  • Positive Aspects of Mass Media
  • Human Aggression
  • Domestic Violence
Practice Interests:
  • Social psychology
  • Media Effects
 

Professional Memberships:

  • Association for Psychological Science
  • American Psychological Association
  • International Society for Research on Aggression
 

Honors and Awards:

  • 2009: Yearbook Dedication Lenoir-Rhyne University
  • 2008: Outstanding Woman of the Catawba Valley awarded by League of Women Voters
  • 2007: Community Service Award Lenoir-Rhyne University
 

Publications:

  • Burgess, M. C. R., Dill, K. E., & Wright, B. A. (2009). You’re my bitch: Crude and degrading treatment of women in hardcore rap through the eyes of the predominantly White target audience, In J. H. Urlich and B. T. Cosell (Eds.) Handbook on Gender Roles: Conflicts, Attitudes and Behaviors, NovaScience Publishers: Hauppauge, NY.
  • Dill, K. E., & Burgess, M. C. R. (2009). Gender and race on the screen, In J. H. Brockmyer (Ed.) Video Games: Their Role in the Development of Children and Adolescents, Retrieved May 26, 2009 from http://www.education.com/reference/article/gender-race-screen/
  • Dill, K. E. (2009). When Fantasy Becomes Reality: The Social Psychology of the Mass Media. New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Dill, K. E. (2009). Violent video games, rape myth acceptance, and negative attitudes towards women. In E. Stark and E. S. Buzawa (Eds.), Violence Against Women in Families and Relationships: Volume 4, The Media and Cultural Attitudes. Westport, CT: Praeger.
  • Fabricatore, C., Lopez, X. & Dill, K. E. (2009). The central role of learning in videogaming, In J. H. Brockmyer (Ed.) Video Games: Their Role in the Development of Children and Adolescents, Retrieved May 26, 2009 from http://www.education.com/reference/article/central-role-learning-videogaming/.
  • Dill, K. E., Brown, B. P., & Collins, M. A. (2008) Effects of Media Stereotypes on Sexual Harassment Judgments and Rape Supportive Attitudes: Popular Video Game Characters, Gender, Violence and Power. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. 44, 1402-1408.
  • Dill, K. E., & Thill, K. P. (2007). Video game characters and the socialization of gender roles: Young people's perceptions mirror sexist media depictions, Sex Roles, 57, 851-865.
  • Carll, E. K., Bushman, B. J., Dill, K. E., Funk, J. B., & Singer, D. G. (2007, July 13). Violent video games: Rehearsing aggression, The Chronicle of Higher Education, 53, B12.
  • Dill, K. E. (2007). Congressional statement. From Imus to Industry: The Business of Stereotypes and Degrading Images, Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection, Retrieved May 26, 2009 from http://tinyurl.com/imustoindustry Click on Karen E. Dill. Ph. D.
  • Carll, E. K, Singer, D. G., Anderson, C. A., Bushman, B. J., Dill, K. E., & Friedland, L. (2005). American Psychological Association Resolution on Violence in Video Games and Interactive Media. APA: Author. Adopted August 17, 2005 by the APA. Available from
  • Dill, K. E. (2005). Children at play? An essay on Kids and Media in America. Human Development, 48, 315-322.
  • Dill, K. E., Gentile, D. A., Richter, W. A., & Dill, J. C. (2005). Violence, sex, race and age in popular video games: A content analysis. In E. Cole and J. Henderson Daniel (Eds.), Featuring females: Feminist analyses of the media. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
  • Bartholow, B. D., Dill, K. E., Anderson, K. B., & Lindsay, J. J. (2003). The proliferation of media violence and its economic underpinnings. In I. E. Sigel (Series Ed.) & D. A. Gentile (Vol. Ed.), Advances in Applied Developmental Psychology: Media Violence and Children: A complete guide for parents and professionals. Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing.
  • Anderson, C. A., & Dill, K. E. (2000).Video games and aggressive thoughts, feelings, and behavior in the laboratory and in life, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 78, 772-790.
 

Presentations:

  • Anderson, C. A. & Dill, K. E. (2008, July). Three pillars of causality: The case of media violence and aggression. Presentation given at the meeting of the International Society for Research on Aggression, Budapest, Hungary, July 9, 2008.
  • Dill, K. E. (2008, August). Students and teachers: Starting conversations about smart technology use, Presentation given at Expo ENLANCES (Chilean Ministry of Education, division on media), Universidad Catolica, Santiago, Chile, August 29, 2008.
  • Dill, K. E. (2008, July). Mass media, Degradation and Aggression. Presentation given at the meeting of the International Society for Research on Aggression, Budapest, Hungary, July 9, 2008.
  • Dill, K. E. (2007, October). The dark and light sides of videogames: The influence of videogames on youth. Presentation given at the Universidad Catolica de Santiago de Chile, sponsored by ENLANCES, the Chilean Ministry of Education, Santiago, Chile, October 31, 2007.
  • Dill, K. E. (2007, October). The influence of videogames on youth: Implications for learning in the new millennium. Presentation given at the International Expert Meeting on Videogames and Education sponsored by the Center For Educational Innovation of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, Santiago, Chile, October 29-31, 2007.
  • Dill, K. E. (2007, October). Science and public policy. Presentation given at the International Expert Meeting on ICT and Education, sponsored by the Center for Educational Innovation, Cheju National University, Cheju Island, South Korea, October 15, 2007.
  • Fall, 2007 before the House subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection; Hearing entitled, From Imus to Industry: The Business of Stereotypes and Degrading Images. http://tinyurl.com/imustoindustry
 

Professional Experience:

  • Program Director of Media Psychology, Fielding Graduate University.
  • Doctoral Faculty, School of Psychology, Fielding Graduate University.
 

Other Professional Activities:

  • 2008-present: Grant Reviewer, National Science Foundation.
  • 2008-present: Book Proposal Reviewer, Oxford University Press
  • 2008-present: Member of the Editorial Board for Simulation & Gaming: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Theory, Practice and Research
  • 2007-present: Book Referee, Oxford University Press
  • 2008-2009: Professor of Psychology, Lenoir-Rhyne University, Hickory, NC
  • 2005-2006: Director of the Honors Academy, Lenoir-Rhyne University, Hickory, NC

 
 
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