Kurt Lewin Award Recipient
Craig A. Anderson, Ph.D., Stanford University, 1980, is a Distinguished Professor of Psychology at Iowa State University; Past-President of the International Society for Research on Aggression; and Associate Editor of Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin and of Aggressive Behavior. His 200+ publications have received over 30,000 citations. His 2007 book Violent Video Game Effects on Children and Adolescents included the first longitudinal study of this topic. He is considered by many to be the world's leading expert on violent video game effects. His 2001 video game meta-analysis article (in Psychological Science, with Brad Bushman) has been cited over 2000 times. Indeed, even today—15 years since its initial publication—that article is among the top 50 monthly downloads for the journal every month. Dr. Anderson's General Aggression Model has been applied to clinical, social, personality and developmental psychology; pediatrics; criminology; war and climate change, among other fields. His Annual Review of Psychology paper on this model (Anderson & Bushman, 2002) has been cited over 2600 times. Dr. Anderson's current work addresses issues such as global climate change effects on violence and war; media effects on stereotyping of Arabs/Muslims; media effects on impulsivity, attention deficits, brain function, and aggression; and re-appraisal training as a tool to reduce aggression.