The genres, codes, conventions and symbolic forms of messages shape perception and interpretation.
Anthony Perez is a doctoral student in the Educational Psychology program in the College of Education. Tony worked as a career counselor in the Temple University Career Center for three years after earning a Master of Arts in Clinical-Counseling Psychology from LaSalle University and a BA in Psychology from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ. Tony also has experience working for an EAP (Employee Assistant Program) and has college teaching experience.
Tony is interested in development throughout the lifespan, how media outside of the classroom affects student achievement, and the antecedents of self-regulation and motivation. He recently completed a research project examining how science media use (television, magazines, radio, and internet) affects science achievement in an international sample of 15 year-old high school students, which has been submitted to AERA as a presentation proposal for the 2009 conference.