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Dr. Douglas Gentile

Dr. Douglas Gentile received his doctorate in child psychology from the Institute of Child Development at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Gentile is an award-winning research scientist, educator and author, and is an associate professor of developmental psychology at Iowa State University. His experience includes over 25 years conducting research with children and adults. He is the editor of the book Media Violence and Children (2003, Praeger Press), and co-author of the book Violent Video Game Effects on Children and Adolescents: Theory, Research, and Public Policy (2007, Oxford University Press). He has authored scores of peer-reviewed scientific journal articles, including studies on the positive and negative effects of video games on children in several countries Dr. Gentile speaks internationally to community, education, health care, and parent groups. Praised as an engaging and energetic speaker, he speaks about issues such as the connection between media and brain development, the effects of television and video game violence, the effects of tobacco and alcohol advertising on adolescents, and the psychology of advertising. He is also the creator and host of the monthly radio show The Science of Parenting.

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