ICD alumnus' research on risk factors of children's violent behavior featured in StarTribune
Doug Gentile (Ph.D. 1998), currently associate professor at Iowa State University, was featured in the StarTribune, discussing his research that explains six risk factors that predict violent behavior in children. Gentile's research found that factors such as heavy exposure to violent media content, combined with factors such as low parental involvement, gender, and a bias toward hostility, can increase the likelihood of violent behavior. Gentile explains more in a YouTube post, "Until now, we haven't really had a very good way of predicting who is likely to be more physically aggressive. So if we use these in schools, we might be able to profile kids, figure out who the higher risk kids are, and target some programming directly towards them that actually may end up having a larger effect."
You may read the StarTribune post here: http://www.startribune.com/local/blogs/161933985.html
You may view the YouTube video here: