The Ohio State University
3127 Derby Hall
154 North Oval Mall
Columbus, OH 43210-1339
Ph.D (Social Psychology), 1989, University of Missouri
M.A. (Psychology), 1987, University of Missouri
M.A. (Statistics), 1990, University of Missouri
M.Ed. (Secondary Education), 1985, Utah State University
B.S. (Psychology), 1984, Weber State University
Communication in Society (COMM 1100)
Violent Media (COMM 2442)
Social Psychology (PSYCH 3325)
Advanced Research Methods in Communication (COMM 8801)
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. He studies the causes, consequences, and solutions to the problem of human aggression and violence. His research has challenged several myths (e.g., 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 130 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, Jim Lehrer NewsHour, O'Reilly Factor), on radio (BBC, NPR, ABC, CBS, NBC, 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).
Psychology Today blogs (63,000+ readers):
Anger Management: What Works and What Doesn't
Hot Temperatures and Hot Tempers
Why Do People Deny Violent Media Effects?
The "Weapons Effect"
Video Game Guns and Realistic Guns
Do Violent Video Games Increase Aggression?
The Tradeoffs of Gun Ownership
Why Violent Shooting Sprees Can Paralyze People With Fear
Ig Nobel Prize Winner (2013)
NPR "Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me"
"Science Friday" (psychology prize about 18 min)
Certificate (signed by three Nobel Laureates)
TEN TRILLION DOLLAR prize money (from Zimbabwe, worth about $4 USD)
Revenge tastes "sweet," but doesn't work
FACTORS THAT INCREASE AND DECREASE AGGRESSION
Hot temperatures increase violent crime
The Weather Channel
Alcohol increases aggression
Glucose decreases aggression
Relaxing video games decrease aggression
Violent video games also make teens 'eat more, cheat more'
U.S. Supreme Court case on violent video games
"Boom headshot:" Violent games increase firing accuracy
Violent video game effects
Violence in Video Games — What Parents Need to Know
CBS Evening News
Science News for Kids
CNN OpEd on Navy Yard shooting
Gun violence in PG-13 films (ages 13+) is skyrocketing
Pediatrics full article
New York Times
Do violence and sex on TV sell products?
Violent scriptures increase aggression
THE POWER OF A UNIFORM