Douglas Gentile, Ph.D.

Title: Associate Professor

Office: W202 Lagomarcino Hall

Phone Number: 515-294-1472

Email: dgentile@iastate.edu

Homepage: http://www.psychology.iastate.edu/~dgentile/

Laboratory: Media Research Lab

 

Education:

Ph.D., Child Psychology
Institute of Child Development, University of Minnesota, 1998

M.A., Child Psychology
Institute of Child Development, University of Minnesota, 1994

B.A., Psychology
State University of New York at Buffalo, 1986 (graduated with highest honors from the department, summa cum laude from the university)

 

Research Interests:

I study what can be defined broadly as media effects. I am interested in both the positive and negative effects of media on children and adults, including media violence, video games, advertising, educational media, news/propaganda, virtual reality, and music. My research is necessarily interdisciplinary, drawing on the methodologies and strengths of developmental psychology, social psychology, medicine, communications, and journalism.

 

Dr. Gentile is also affiliated with the Communication Studies program.