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Steven J. Kirsh is a Professor of Psychology at the State University of New York at Geneseo.  He received his Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from The Pennsylvania State University. During his youth, he reports spending many hours (and dollars) in the video arcades of Ann Arbor, Michigan.  Professor Kirsh's primary program of research today focuses on the influence of media violence such as found in comic books and video games on social information processing, i.e., attention to, memory for, and interpretation of information relevant to social relationships. He has published multiple scientific articles and chapters and given presentations on the subject.  Recent research projects include the effects of violent media consumption on emotion recognition and the influence of violent video game play on emotional Stroop interference.  Professor Kirsh has also published research on parent-child attachment relationships and the teaching of psychology.  He is on the advisory board for Annual Editions: Human Development and serves as a reviewer for numerous journals.  Professor Kirsh currently teaches courses on Child Development, Introductory Psychology, and Media Violence.


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