Douglas A. Gentile, Ph.D.
W202 Lagomarcino Hall
Dept of Psychology
Note: My public-level website is maintained more regularly than this site. For the most recent information, please visit www.douglasgentile.com
Dr. Gentile runs the Media Research Lab at
The effects of video games on physiology and behavior
How playing video games is related to improved laparoscopic surgical skills
The effects of violent TV, movies, and video games on children’s peer relations, aggressive and prosocial behavior
The effects of educational TV and videos on children’s prosocial behavior
Pathological Computer/Video Game Use (e.g., video game “addiction”)
How psychologists are portrayed on TV and how that may affect willingness to seek help
The effects of screen time on youth obesity
The effects of beer advertisements on youth drinking
Students interested in participating in ongoing research are encouraged to email firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Gentile is teaching Psychology 101 this semester. He also leads a media effects seminar for students participating in the Media Research Lab.