Brad J. Bushman is a professor of communication and psychology at The Ohio State University, and a professor of communication science at the VU University, Amsterdam, the Netherlands in the summer.
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Areas of Expertise
- Causes, consequences, and solutions to the problem of human
- M.A. (Statistics), 1990, University of Missouri
- M.A. (Psychology), 1987, University of Missouri
- Ph.D (Social Psychology), 1989, University of Missouri
- M.Ed. (Secondary Education), 1985, Utah State University
- B.S. (Psychology), 1984, Weber State University
Brad J. Bushman is a professor of communication The Ohio State University. He studies the causes, consequences, and solutions to the problem of human aggression and violence. His research has challenged several myths (e.g., guns make people safer, violent media have a trivial effect on aggression, venting anger reduces aggression, violent people suffer from low self-esteem, violence and sex sell products, warning labels reduce audience size). (One of his colleagues calls him the "myth buster.") He has over 200 publications in peer-reviewed journals, including in the top scientific journals (e.g., Science, Nature). His research has been featured on television (e.g., ABC News 20/20, CBS Evening News, O'Reilly Factor), on radio (BBC, NPR, CBC) in magazines (e.g., Scientific American, Newsweek, Time, Health, Sports Illustrated), and in newspapers (e.g., New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, USA Today).