Dr. Allison Eden (Ph.D. Michigan State University) is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication. Her work centers on understanding media enjoyment, particularly the role enjoyment plays in attention to and selection of media content, and more broadly the effects of entertainment on user behavior and well-being. Dr. Eden’s research has been published in the Journal of Communication, Journal of Media Psychology, Media Psychology, and Mass Communication and Society, among others. She is an affiliated scholar of the Media Neuroscience Lab at UC Santa Barbara, and is a founding member of the Communication and Biology interest group at ICA. She is an associate editor of the Journal of Media Psychology (Hogrefe).