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Rowell Huesmann

Rowell Huesmann

Professor Huesmann leads the University of Michigan Aggression Research Program, and has appointments as a Professor of Communications Studies and as Senior Research Scientist at the Research Center for Group Dynamics of the Institute for Social Research. He is a fellow and past president of the International Society for Research on Aggression, and a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the American Psychological Society, and the International Communication Association.

Professor Huesmann's research interests include aggressive behavior and development of aggressive behavior in children. He is a nationally known authority on the role of media violence in the development of aggressive, violent and criminal behavior, especially among children and young adults. He is also interested in social cognition and informational processing models of social behavior; multivariate statistics, structural modeling, growth curve analysis.

Primary Interests:

  • Aggression, Conflict, Peace
  • Applied Social Psychology
  • Communication, Language
  • Research Methods, Assessment
  • Social Cognition

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Journal Articles:

  • Boxer, P., Huesmann, L. R., Bushman, B. J., O'Brien, M., & Moceri, D. (2009). The role of violent media preference in cumulative developmental risk for violence and general aggression. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 38, 417-428.
  • Dubow, E. F., Boxer, P., & Huesmann, L. R. (2009). Long-term effects of parents' education on children's educational and occupational success: Mediation by family interactions, child aggression, and teenage aspirations. Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 55(3), 224-249.
  • Dubow, E. F., Boxer, P., Huesmann, L. R., Shikaki, K., Landau, S., Gvirsman, S. D., & Ginges, J. (2010). Exposure to conflict and violence across contexts: Relations to adjustment among Palestinian children. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 39(1), 103-116.
  • Gentile, D. A., Anderson, C. A., Yukawa, S., Ihori, N., Saleem, M., Ming, L. K., Liau, A. K., Khoo, A., Bushman, B. J., Huesmann, L. R., & Sakamoto, A. (2009). The effects of prosocial video games on prosocial behaviors: International evidence from correlational, longitudinal, and experimental studies. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 35(6), 752-763.
  • Huesmann, L. R. (2010). Nailing the coffin shut on doubts that violent video games stimulate aggression: Comment on Anderson et al. (2010). Psychological Bulletin, 136(2), 179-181.
  • Huesmann, L. R., Moise-Titus, J., Podolski, C., & Eron, L. D. (2003). Longitudinal relations between children's exposure to TV violence and their aggressive and violent behavior in young adulthood: 1977-1992. Developmental Psychology, 39, 201-221.

Other Publications:

  • Bushman, B. J., & Huesmann, L. R. (2010). Aggression. In S. T. Fiske, D. T. Gilbert, & G. Lindzey (Eds.), Handbook of social psychology (5th ed., Ch. 23, pp. 833-863). New York: John Wiley & Sons.

Courses Taught:

  • Design and Analysis Methods for Research in Natural Settings
  • Multivariate Statistics, Hierarchical Linear Modeling, and Structural Modeling
  • Research Methodology, Probability and Statistics
  • Social and Cognitive Psychology
  • Violence and Aggression in Society and the Mass Media

Rowell Huesmann
Department of Psychology
East Hall, University of Michigan
530 Church Street
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109
United States of America

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