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Jodi Whitaker
Jodi Whitaker
Assistant Professor, University of Arizona
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Brad Bushman

Research Interests:

New Media, Media Effects, Media Psychology, Mood Management, Selective Exposure, Video Game Play, and Media Entertainment

Publications:

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

Whitaker, J. L., & Bushman, B. J. (In press).  “Boom, headshot”: Effect of video game play and controller type on firing aim and accuracy. Communication Research.

Whitaker, J. L., Melzer, A., Steffgen, G., & Bushman, B. J. (2013). The allure of the forbidden: Breaking taboos, frustration, and attraction to violent games. Psychological Science, 4, 507-513.

Whitaker, J. L., & Bushman, B. J. (2012). "Remain calm. Be kind": Effects of relaxing video games on aggressive and prosocial behavior.  Social Psychological and Personality Science, 3, 88-92.

Bushman, B. J., & Whitaker, J. L. (2010). Like a magnet: Catharsis beliefs attract angry people to violent violent video games. Psychological Science, 21(6), 790-792.

Whitaker, J. L., & Bushman, B. J. (2009). A review of the effects of violent video games on children and adolescents. Washington and Lee Law Review, 66(3), 1033-1051.

Whitaker, J. L., & Bushman, B. J. (2009). Online dangers: Keeping children and adolescents safe. Washington and Lee Law Review, 66(3), 1053-1063.

Benjamin, L. T., Whitaker, J. L., Ramsey, R. M., & Zeve, D. R. (2007). John B. Watson’s alleged sex research: An appraisal of the evidence. American Psychologist, 62(2), 131-139.

Revise and Resubmit

Velez, J., Greitmeyer, T., Whitaker, J. L., Ewoldsen, D. R., & Bushman, B. J. (Under review). Violent video games and reciprocity norms: The attenuating effects of cooperation and game play on subsequent aggression.  Communication Research.

Book Chapters

Whitaker, J. L., Velez, J., & Knobloch-Westerwick, S. (2012). Mood management and selective exposure with new media. In W. Wirth et al. (Series Ed.) & L. Reinecke & S. Trepte (Vol. Eds.), Entertainment research: Entertainment in new media. Koln: Herbert von Halem Verlag.

Bushman, B. J., Huesmann, L. R., & Whitaker, J. L. (2009). Violent media effects. In R. L. Nabi & M. B. Oliver (Eds.), Media processes and effects (pp. 361-376). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Encyclopedia Entries

Bushman, B. J., & Whitaker, J. L. (2012). Media influence on behavior. In V. S. Ramachandran (Ed.), Encyclopedia of human behavior (2e), 571-575. Amsterdam: Elsevier.