Sarah Erickson is a media psychologist broadly interested in adolescent engagement with the media, narratives surrounding gendered violence in the media, and sexual socialization. She has also done work examining the impact of changing viewing habits, like binge watching, on media effects. Dr. Erickson teaches courses on Media Audiences, Quantitative Research Methods, and Media and Gender-based Violence. Dr. Erickson is also co-director of the minor in Women's and Gender Studies at Trinity. She is originally from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and previously studied Art & Archeology at Princeton University before earning her Ph.D. in Communication Studies from the University of Michigan.
A.B., Princeton University
Ph.D, University of Michigan
Erickson, S.E. Dal Cin, S., & Byl, H. (2019). An experimental examination of binge watching, transportation, and parasocial relationships. Social Sciences.
Erickson, S.E. & Dal Cin, S. (2018). Romantic parasocial attachments and the development of romantic scripts, schemas and beliefs among adolescents. Media Psychology, 21(1): 111-136.
Erickson, S.E. Harrison, K., & Dal Cin, S. (2018). Toward a multi-dimensional model of adolescent romantic parasocial attachments. Communication Theory, 28(30): 376-399.
Ward, L.M, Erickson, S.E., Giaccardi, S., & Lippman, J. (2016). Sexual media content and effects. Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Communication. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.