Professor of Psychology and Director of the Children's Digital Media Center at Georgetown University
Pro to the question "Do Violent Video Games Contribute to Youth Violence?"
"Consistent with the literature that we reviewed, we found that violent video game exposure was associated with: an increased composite aggression score; increased aggressive behavior; increased aggressive cognitions; increased aggressive affect, increased desensitization, and decreased empathy; and increased physiological arousal. The size of the effects was similar to that in prior meta-analyses, suggesting a stable result."
"The American Psychological Association Task Force Assessment of Violent Video Games: Science in the Service of Public Interest," American Psychologist, Feb-Mar. 2017
Experts Individuals with PhDs, MDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to violence and video games. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to media violence and related issues.
Involvement and Affiliations:
Director, Children's Digital Media Center, Georgetown University, 2002-present
Professor, Psychology, Georgetown University, 1999-present
Fellow, American Pyschological Association, 1998-present
Member, Society for Research in Child Development, 1981-present
Member, Advisory Committee for the National Science Foundation, 2013
Member, Advisory Board, Ready to Learn Grant, Annenberg Public Policy Center, University of Pennsylvania, 2006-2009
Member, Advisory Board for the Center on Media and Child Health, Harvard University, 2006
Associate Professor of Psychology, Georgetown University, 1992-1999
Assistant Professor of Psychology, Georgetown University, 1987-1992
Assistant Professor of Child Development and Family Relations, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 1982-1987
Predoctoral Trainee, Graduate Research Assistant, and Visiting Scholar, Center for Research on the Influences of Television on Children, University of Kansas, 1977-1983
PhD, Developmental and Child Psychology, University of Kansas, 1982
MS, Human Development and Family Studies, Pennsylvania State University, 1977
BA, Psychology, magna cum laude, West Virginia University, 1974