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Media Psychology: Understanding the Media’s Subconscious Influence*
by Professor Douglas A. Gentile
The Psychology of Good and Evil
by Catherine A. Sanderson, Ph.D.
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Catherine A. Sanderson is a leading expert on positive psychology. She is the Manwell Family Professor of Life Sciences (Psychology) at Amherst College, and her research examines how personality, persuasive messages, and social variables influence health-related behaviors, and the predictors of relationship satisfaction. She has won grant funding from the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health.In 2012, Prof. Sanderson was named one of the country’s top 300 professors by the Princeton Review. She received a bachelor’s degree in psychology, with a specialization in Health and Development, from Stanford University, and received both her masters and doctoral degrees in psychology from Princeton University. Prof. Sanderson speaks regularly for public and corporate audiences on topics such as the science of happiness, the power of emotional intelligence, the mind-body connection, and the psychology of good and evil. She is the author of the popular press book on parenting, Slow and Steady Parenting: Active Child-Raising for the Long Haul, From Birth to Age 3, as well as a handful of high school and college textbooks, including Sport Psychology (Oxford University Press, 2016). She authored The Positive Shift (published in 2019) and her most recent book - Why We Act: Turning Bystanders Into Moral Rebels - will be published in March of 2020 by Harvard University Press.
Praise for Professor Catherine A. Sanderson
“I work with notable college professors throughout the US and Canada; if there is a more powerful, fascinating, and engaging lecturer then Catherine Sanderson—well, I’ve never seen him or her. Her ability to connect with audiences and hold their attention is quite remarkable, and her mixture of humor, academic scholarship, and practical advice keeps them riveted from her opening welcome to her closing remarks.” – Steven Schragis, Executive Director, One Day University“Passionate, dynamic, engaging, Catherine Sanderson will change the way you think about happiness. With her ability to educate and entertain, audiences always leave well informed and—dare I say—happy.” – Louis P. Masur, Distinguished Professor of American Studies and History, Rutgers University “I have hosted dozens of world-renowned speakers over the years but it is safe to say that when it comes to delivery and engagement no one comes close to Catherine Sanderson. She lectures as if she were a stand-up comic, constantly surprising audiences and listeners by using anecdotes to illustrate the latest scientific discovery in her field. The result is an exhilarating tour that leaves you wiser and happier at the same time. Buckle up for the ride!” – Anouar Majid, Director of the Center for Global Humanities and Professor of English, University of New England
Prof. Douglas A. Gentile, Ph.D., is an award-winning educator, research scientist, and author. Prof. Gentile runs the Media Research Lab at Iowa State University, where he conducts research on the media’s impact on children and adults. He was selected as one of the Best 300 Professors in the United States by the Princeton Review.
Prof. Gentile received his Ph.D. in Child Psychology from the Institute of Child Development at the University of Minnesota. As the Director of Research for the National Institute on Media and the Family, he researched the effects of media on children. The author of more than 100 peer-reviewed scientific studies, he edited the book Media Violence and Children and co-authored Violent Video Game Effects on Children and Adolescents: Theory, Research, and Public Policy.
Prof. Gentile’s research led to United States congressional hearings on violent video games, and he helped the American Psychiatric Association and the World Health Organization recognize Gaming Disorder as a medical concern.
Praise for Professor Douglas A. Gentile
“Dr. Gentile is an exceptional scholar, teacher, and mentor. He is highly regarded by everyone as one of the leading individuals in the area of media violence effects and the development of aggression in the country. His research is exceptional and has broad public policy implications.”
– Ed Donnerstein, Ph.D. Dean Emeritus University of Arizona
“Dr. Doug Gentile combines top notch science with down-to-earth applications. His work is a solid and useful resource that professionals and anyone who cares about children can count on.”
–David Walsh, Ph.D. Psychologist, Author and Speaker
“Prof. Gentile is among the leading scholars worldwide in the field of media effects on children and youth and has led several international research projects. His work on the effects of violent media but also on the addictive potential of excessive media use has filled important gaps in our understanding of the potentially harmful effects of media use. At the same time, his work has highlighted the positive aspects of media as exemplary teachers. Beyond his impact on academic research, he has reached out to parents and policy makers as an advocate for a healthy place of modern media in the lives of children and youth today.
–Barbara Krahé, Professor of Psychology, University of Potsdam
"Professor Doug Gentile is one of the top scholars in the world on media and kids. He has researched this topic for decades, and his work is highly cited by other scholars. Professor Gentile’s research not only advances science on this topic; it also helps policymakers, pediatricians, and parents make more informed decisions.”
–Brad J. Bushman, Ph.D. Professor of Communication and Psychology, The Ohio State University
“Dr. Douglas Gentile is truly a leader in the field of media and children. He is an excellent scholar and has given hundreds of parents real tools to help understand and manage their child's media use.”
–Dr. Sarah M. Coyne, PhD, Associate Professor at Brigham Young University
“Professor Gentile is one of the handful of most knowledgeable experts in the country on children and media. He's also, not coincidentally, one of the leading researchers. I'd take his word for effects of media on kids anytime.
–Vic Strasburger, M.D., Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics Emeritus, University of New Mexico School of Medicine