Douglas A. Gentile, Ph.D.



The media are far more powerful than we want to admit,

but we are far from powerless to control the effects.





Douglas A. Gentile, Ph.D.


Developmental psychologist Douglas Gentile is a research scientist, author, educator, and one of the world’s leading experts on the effects of mass media on children, adolescents, and adults. 

Dr. Gentile conducts scientific research on the positive and negative effects of media on children and adults, including such topics as media violence, video games, advertising, media ratings, and video game “addiction.”

By studying the effects of media scientifically, he helps to provide parents, educators, and policy makers with data that can help improve children’s outcomes.


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