Kaitlin Fitzgerald

PhD Candidate Kaitlin Fitgerald.

Kaitlin Fitzgerald

Kaitlin Fitzgerald

M.A. in Communication, 2017
PhD in Communication, Expected Completion: May 2020
University at Buffalo
B.S. in Psychology, 2015
James Madison University

Research Focus

Narrative Influence and Engagement, Entertainment Media Effects

Contact Information

359 Baldy Hall

Buffalo NY, 14260

ksfitzge@buffalo.edu

Overview Background Publications Awards

Kaitlin Fitzgerald's interests are studying media effects and narrative influence. Her research focuses on how certain narrative experiences can foster long-term, prosocial outcomes such as empathy and helping, moral sensitivity, and well-being. She explores the cognitive and emotional processes involved in the consumption of narratives, as well as the effects of those processes on attitudes and behavior.