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Brad J. Bushman

Ohio State University

Brad J. Bushman is a professor of communication and psychology at The Ohio State University, where he holds the Rinehart Chair of Mass Communication. Previously, he was a professor at the University of Michigan (2003-2010) and Iowa State University (1990-2003). For over 30 years Dr. Bushman has conducted research on aggression and violence. He was a member of President Obama's committee on gun violence, and he has testified before the U.S. Congress about youth violence. His research has challenged several myths (e.g., guns make people safer, venting anger reduces aggression, aggressive people suffer from low self-esteem, violence and sex sell products, media warning labels reduce audience size, exposure to violent media has a trivial effect on aggression). His work earned him the title of "myth buster" from a colleague. Dr. Bushman's research has been published in the top scientific journals (SCIENCE, NATURE, PNAS) and featured extensively in the mass media (BBC, THE NEW YORK TIMES, NPR). His teaching honors include the 2018 G. Stanley Hall Lecture, while his research honors include the Kurt Lewin Award from the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues for "outstanding contributions to the development and integration of psychological research and social action" and Distinguished Lifetime Contribution to Media Psychology and Technology from the American Psychological Association in 2014. He and his family live in Columbus, Ohio. In his spare time, he enjoys riding his bicycle and listening to music, especially solo piano, jazz and progressive rock. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Missouri.

Titles By The Author

Social Psychology and Human Nature

Published: © 2020

ISBN: 9780357122914

Social Psychology: South Africa

Published: © 2018

ISBN: 9781473751415

Social Psychology and Human Nature

Published: © 2016

ISBN: 9781305497917