Violent media discussion set

Thursday , March 06, 2014 - 11:05 AM

Staff And Correspondents

OGDEN -- Is violent media making us violent?

That’s the question for the inaugural lecture of the Social & Behavioral Sciences Distinguished Lecture Series at Weber State University.

Renowned researcher and WSU alumnus Brad Bushman will debunk several myths about violent media in his free, public presentation scheduled from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 14, in the Hurst Center Dumke Legacy Hall.

“Violent media influence how we perceive the world,” Bushman said. “People who consume a lot of violent media view the world as a mean and hostile place. Violent media can also increase aggressive behavior.”

The speaker is chairman of mass communication at Ohio State University and received a doctoral degree in social psychology from the University of Missouri, a master’s from Utah State University and a bachelor’s in psychology from WSU in 1984.

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