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Brad J. Bushman

Brad J. Bushman is a Professor of Communication and Psychology at The Ohio State University. For over 30 years he has studied the causes, consequences, and solutions to the problem of human aggression and violence. He was a member of President Obama’s committee on gun violence, and he has testified before the U.S. Congress about youth violence. He has over 200 peer-reviewed articles that have been cited over 40,000 times.

The “Weapons Effect”: Seeing Firearms Can Prime Aggressive Thoughts

“Guns not only permit violence, they can stimulate it as well. The finger pulls the trigger, but the trigger may also be pulling the finger.” — Leonard Berkowitz Obviously, using a gun can increase aggression, but what about just seeing […]