Chelsea Lonergan

Graduate Student

Office Location

SSMS 4423


Media Neuroscience, Media Effects, Video Games, Sex and Gender


Chelsea is an alumna of UCSB, where she earned a B.A. in both Communication and Psychology in 2014. Her main research interests are in media effects and media neuroscience, specifically when it comes to interactive media. Her undergraduate research focused on the video game preferences of females in relation to their spatial ability as well as the video games’ gender themes and spatial demands. Her research received third place at UCSB’s Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (URCA) annual colloquium in the Social Sciences category (2014).