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May 24, 2004

Experts available on female aggression and aggression research

ANN ARBOR, Mich.—From a photo of a female U.S. soldier holding a leash on an Iraqi prisoner to hit movies including "Kill Bill: Volume 2," female aggression has become a prominent topic of discussion.

The University of Michigan has many experts who can discuss issues of aggression. They include:

Laura Kohn-Wood, an assistant professor in clinical psychology,and Catherine Squires, an assistant professor in U-M's Center for Afro American African Studies and in U-M's Communication Studies programs, are the keynote speakers at a May 26 workshop in Flint called "Violence in Vogue: Understanding Girls' Aggression.'' For more information on the workshop, visit: http://www.sph.umich.edu/yvpc/training/community/index.shtml

Kohn-Wood, who has done recent research on what causes negative moods among women, can be reached at (734) 647-3877 or email her at lpkohn@umich.edu.

Squires, who has done extensive research on race, gender and the media, can be reached at (734) 764-0420 or e-mail squiresc@umich.edu.

L. Rowell Huesmann, communication studies and psychology professor, is director of U-M's Aggression Research Program, which focuses on understanding the development of aggressive and antisocial behavior. The program also helps connect a variety of research efforts addressing related issues such as peer-relations, the effects of arousal and emotions on social judgment, and the effects of the mass media on behavior. He is a nationally known authority and has written many books on aggression. He can be reached at (734) 647-3662 or huesmann@umich.edu.

For more on Huesmann, visit: http://ipumich.temppublish.com/public/experts/ExpDisplay.php?ExpID=370

Brad Bushman, a communications and psychology researcher affiliated with the U-M Institute for Social Research, focuses on the causes and consequences of human aggression and violence. He was recently interviewed on the CBS Evening News about a new video game created by the U.S. Army to recruit American teenagers. He can be reached at (734) 615-6631 or e-mail him at bbushman@umich.edu.

For more on Bushman, visit: http://ipumich.temppublish.com/public/experts/ExpDisplay.php?ExpID=913

Leonard Eron, an associate dean for research in the U-M School of Social Work and adjunct researcher at U-M's Research Center for Group Dynamics, is one of the principal researchers for U-M's Aggression Research Program. He has conducted more than four decades worth of research on the development of aggression and violence in children, writing nine books on the topic. His work has included The Columbia County Study, which started in 1960 by following 856 subjects who were 8 years old, following up with how they had evolved at age 18 and then recently as they approached age 50. He can be reached at (734) 647-3598 or e-mail him at lderon@umich.edu.

For more on Eron, visit: http://ipumich.temppublish.com/public/experts/ExpDisplay.php?ExpID=227

Jacquelynne Eccles, a professor in psychology and the School of Education, is a senior researcher at U-M's Gender and Achievement Research Program. Her research has focused on family and school influences on development, gender role socialization, adolescent development, the transition to adulthood and biosocial influences on development. She can be reached at (734) 763-3552 or e-mail her at jeccles@umich.edu.

For more on Eccles, visit: http://ipumich.temppublish.com/public/experts/ExpDisplay.php?beginswith=eccles

 

Contact: Joe Serwach
Phone:(734) 647-1844
E-mail: jserwach@umich.edu