Lindsay Hahn

PhD

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Lindsay Hahn

PhD

Lindsay Hahn

PhD

Research Topics

Media psychology, morality, media entertainment, media effects, children and media

Contact Information

353 Baldy Hall

Buffalo NY, 14260-1020

Phone: (716) 645-1172

Lhahn2@buffalo.edu

Overview Background Publications

Dr. Lindsay Hahn’s research focuses on understanding the cognitive processes surrounding media influence in audiences across the lifespan.

Taking an approach rooted in evolutionary psychology, Dr. Hahn investigates how exposure to entertainment and news media can shape the extent to which people make judgments and/or adopt behaviors that might be considered beneficial or detrimental to themselves or society.

She is particularly interested in examining these processes in socially important populations, leading her work to uniquely focus on (A) the role of entertainment media as a contributing factor in children’s moral and self-centered behaviors and, separately, (B) the extent to which appeals to morality can be an effective tool for radicalizing individuals to join or act on behalf of violent extremist groups.

Dr. Hahn directs the Media Psychology and Morality Lab at UB. She is also an affiliate with the Center for the Science of Moral Understanding.