How to Set Limits on Your Son’s Video Gaming with Dr. Douglas Gentile


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Dr. Douglas Gentile, my guest for the teleseminar, shared insight on how parents can set limits, the connection between violent video games, aggression and bullying.

Dr. Douglas Gentile is an award-winning research scientist, educator, author, and 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, the validity of the American media ratings, how screen time contributes to youth obesity, and what is being called video game and Internet “addiction.”  In 2010, he was honored with the Distinguished Scientific Contributions to Media Psychology Award from the American Psychological Association (Division 46).  He was named one of the Top 300 Professors in the United States by the Princeton Review.



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