Research in the area of effects of the mass media on individuals. Specific interests include the effects of the mass media on adolescent socialization. Current research focuses on the effects of televised portrayals of sexual intercourse on young people and the effects of different contextual features of violent video games on aggression related outcomes.
BA - Santa Clara University, 1995
MA - University of California-Santa Barbara, 1998
PhD - University of California-Santa Barbara, 2001