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. He holds the Margaret Hall and Robert Randal Rinehart Chair of Mass Communication. He studies the causes and consequences of human aggression and violence. He also studies the impact of the media on prosocial behavior. 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 on TV sell products, warning labels reduce audience size. Today, we focus on alcohol and aggression.
According to Harvey Black, “Some people are friendly drunks, whereas others are hostile, potentially endangering themselves and others. The difference may lie in their ability to foresee the consequenceThe Ohio State University Professor Studies Alcohol and Aggression - Brad J. Bushman, Ph.D.