Contributor biographical information for Violent video game effects on children and adolescents : theory, research, and public policy / Craig A. Anderson, Douglas A. Gentile, Katherine E. Buckley.


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Craig A. Anderson, Distinguished Professor of Psychology at Iowa State University, is widely regarded as the foremost expert on the effects of violent video games. His research on aggression, media violence, depression, and social judgment has had a profound influence on psychological theory and
modern society. His tireless efforts to educate public policy-makers and the general public have earned him recognition as one of the most influential and respected social psychologists in the world.

Douglas A. Gentile is a developmental psychologist and is Assistant Professor of Psychology at Iowa State University and the Director of Research for the National Institute on Media and the Family. As one of the country's leading media effects researchers, he conducts studies on the positive and
negative effects of media on children and adults, including the effects of advertising, educational television, and video games. His studies provide valuable insights to parents, educators, pediatricians, and policy-makers about how to maximize the benefits of media usage while minimizing potential
harms.

Katherine E. Buckley, who is completing her Ph.D. in Psychology at Iowa State University, has been researching aggression and media violence. Katherine received her M.A. from Wake Forest University in 2001. She is a member of the American Psychological Society as well as the Society for Personality
and Social Psychology and the Society for Research in Child Development.



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Video games and children.
Video games and teenagers.
Violence in mass media.
Children and violence.
Youth and violence.
Aggressiveness in children.
Aggressiveness in adolescence.