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Brad J. Bushman

Professor of Communication and Psychology, Ohio State University

<p>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 in 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., <i>Science</i>, <i>Nature</i>). His research has been featured on television (e.g., ABC News 20/20, CBS Evening News, Jim Lehrer News Hour, O'Reilly Factor), on radio (BBC, NPR, ABC, CBS, NBC, CBC) in magazines (e.g., <i>Scientific American</i>, <i>Newsweek</i>, <i>Time</i>, <i>Health</i>, <i>Sports Illustrated</i>), and in newspapers (e.g., <i>New York Times</i>, <i>Wall Street Journal</i>, <i>Washington Post</i>, <i>USA Today</i>).</p>

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