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Research on the Effects of Media Douglas A. Gentile, Ph.D.

Developmental psychologist Douglas Gentile is an award-winning research scientist, educator, author, 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, adolescents, and adults, including such topics as media violence, educational media, video games, advertising, media ratings, and technology “addictions.”

The media provide benefits and risks for healthy child development. Studying the effects of media scientifically can provide parents, educators, and policy makers with the information that they need to improve children’s outcomes.




Abstracts and full text of Dr. Gentile’s academic research papers, conference papers, and general audience papers.


Includes materials and links for parents, including recorded interviews and the Science of Parenting radio show.


Multiple resources are available, including research articles, audio podcasts, books, videos, frequently asked questions, etc.

Includes podcast interviews, papers, FAQs, and research measures for students studying media effects.