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Patrick Sweeney - Fielding Graduate University. Brooklyn, NY, US

Patrick Sweeney Patrick Sweeney

Doctoral Faculty - Media Psychology | Fielding Graduate University

Brooklyn, NY, UNITED STATES

Doctoral Faculty in Media Psychology

Biography

Patrick Sweeney is Doctoral Faculty in Media Psychology at Fielding Graduate University. He was previously a Technology Fellow at Macaulay Honors College, CUNY; the Digital Fellows Coordinator at the Digital Scholarship Lab at The Graduate Center, CUNY; and taught in the Psychology Department at Hunter College, CUNY. He has published on topics including the ethics of social media data in psychological research, media representations of social identities and urban change after trauma, and the theory and praxis of ethics and methods pedagogy. He has long used media as a tool for social change and has experience in independent publishing. His interests include the history and future of psychology, science and technology studies, new media studies, and social justice.

Industry Expertise (1)

Education/Learning

Areas of Expertise (7)

Social Justice

Qualitative Methods

Critical Psychology

Social Psychology

Science and technology studies

Gender and Sexuality

digital methods

Accomplishments (4)

Teaching and Learning Fellow

Macaulay Honors College and John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY. 2019-2021.

Senior Digital Fellowship

Digital Scholarship Lab, The Graduate Center, CUNY. 2016-2018.

Dissertation Completion Award

The Graduate Center, CUNY. 2019-2020.

Digital Fellows Coordinator

Digital Scholarship Lab, The Graduate Center, CUNY. 2018-2019.

Education (4)

The Graduate Center, City University of New York (CUNY): Ph.D., Social/Personality Psychology 2021

Concentrations in Qualitative Methods and New Media Studies. Dissertation: Information Justice: The Histories and Futures of Technology and Social Categories

The Graduate Center, CUNY: M.Phil., Psychology 2015

The Graduate Center, CUNY: M.A., Psychology 2014

University of California, Riverside: B.A., Psychology 2010

Affiliations (5)

  • Society for Media Psychology and Technology (APA Division 46)
  • Association of Internet Researchers
  • Society for Qualitative Inquiry in Psychology (Section of APA Division 5)
  • American Psychological Association
  • Psi Chi Honor Society

Event Appearances (9)

Shallow predictions and stable persons: Digital technologies of identity and influence.

(2020, August). Paper presented at the Psychological Technologies and Subjectification of Identity symposium, American Psychological Association Convention  Washington D.C.

‘Why there?’ Urban environmental conflict and the Park51 Islamic community center.

(2019, August). Paper presented at the New York after 9/11 symposium, American Psychological Association Convention  Chicago, IL

The ‘Ground Zero mosque’ controversy: Solidarity and inclusion in the face of Islamophobia

(2019, August). Paper presented at the New York after 9/11 symposium, American Psychological Association Convention  Chicago, IL

Park51 and urban proximity

(2019, March). Paper presented at the New York after 9/11: Collaboration, Critical Psychology, and the CUNY Connection panel at the Critical Psychology Brown Bag series  The Graduate Center, CUNY, New York, NY

Historical foundations and contemporary applications of psychographics in advertising and propaganda

(2018, November). Invited paper presented at Historicizing Psychographics in the Wake of Cambridge Analytica roundtable, History of Science Society Annual Meeting  Seattle, WA

Expanding communities of practice: The Digital Humanities Research Institute model

(2018, June). Rhody, L., Aizenmann, H., Chatlosh, K., Hackett, K., Karlin, J., Otero-Peña, J., Rakov, R., Smyth, P., Sweeney, P., & Zweibel, S. Poster presented at Digital Humanities 2018: Bridges/Puentes  Mexico City, Mexico

Ethics and Digital Humanities Research Roundtable

(2018, June). Invited panelist, Digital Humanities Research Institute  The Graduate Center, CUNY, New York, NY

Psychometric targeting, demographic fantasies, and information justice

(2018, April). Poster presented at Psychology Research Day  The Graduate Center, CUNY, New York, NY

The digital Graduate Center

(2018, April). Invited presentation at Teaching, Learning & Technology Roundtable in Digital Humanities  Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ

Articles (6)

Conflict and change: New York City's rebirth after 9/11

New York after 9/11

Shemtob, Z.B., Sweeney, P., & Opotow, S. (2018). Conflict and change: New York City's rebirth after 9/11. In S. Opotow, & Z.B. Shemtob, eds., New York after 9/11 (14-40). New York, NY: Fordham University Press.

Teaching qualitative inquiry to ignite the social psychological imagination

Qualitative Psychology

Sweeney, P. (2018). Teaching qualitative inquiry to ignite the social psychological imagination. Qualitative Psychology 5(2), 275-289. doi: 10.1037/qup0000110

Images of faces gleaned from social media in social psychological research on sexual orientation

Internet research ethics for the social age: New challenges, cases, and contexts

Sweeney, P. (2017) Images of faces gleaned from social media in social psychological research on sexual orientation. In M. Zimmer & K. Kinder-Kurlanda, eds., Internet research ethics for the social age: New challenges, cases, and contexts (287-292). New York, NY: Peter Lang. doi: 10.3726/b11077

Gender, versus sex

The SAGE encyclopedia of psychology and gender

Sweeney, P. (2017). Gender, versus sex. In K. Nadal, ed., The SAGE encyclopedia of psychology and gender (769-771). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications. doi: 10.4135/9781483384269

“Why there?” Islamophobia, environmental conflict, and justice at Ground Zero

Social Justice Research

Sweeney, P., & Opotow, S. (2013). “Why there?” Islamophobia, environmental conflict, and justice at Ground Zero. Social Justice Research 26(4), 492-512. doi:10.1007/s11211-013-0199-6

Citizenship

Encyclopedia of critical psychology

Sweeney, P. (2014). Citizenship. In T. Teo, ed., Encyclopedia of critical psychology (237-239). New York: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4614-5583-7_624