Brad J. Bushman, Ph.D.

Brad J. Bushman, Ph.D.

Brad J. Bushman, Ph.D., is a Professor of Communication and Psychology at The Ohio State University. He is also a professor at VU University Amsterdam, the Netherlands, where he teaches and does research in the summer. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Missouri in 1989 and has taught introductory social psychology courses for over 20 years. Bushman's research, which has challenged several societal 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 on TV sell products, warning labels repel consumers), earned him the nickname of the "Myth Buster" by one colleague. His research has been published in the top scientific journals (Science, Nature) and has been featured on television (e.g., ABC News 20/20, Discovery Channel), on radio (e.g., NPR, BBC), in magazines (e.g., Newsweek, Time), and in newspapers (e.g., The New York Times, Wall Street Journal). Bushman lives in Lewis Center, Ohio, with his wife Tam Stafford and their three children. In his spare time, he likes to ride his bicycle, practice Tang Soo Do, and listen to jazz music.

 

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