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Arlin James Benjamin, Jr.

Arlin James Benjamin, Jr.

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I am a social-personality psychologist whose primary research interest is in the study of human aggression. My work concentrates on the cognitive and behavioral effects of aggression-related cues (e.g., violent media, weapon images), as well as individual differences in aggressive cognition and behavior, and the application of meta-analytic techniques to the study of aggression. More recently, I have become interested in applying social psychological theories of aggression to the study of such phenomena as torture and genocide. I have secondary interest in political psychology, with a particular focus on right-wing authoritarianism.

I am available for speaking engagements (my areas of expertise and interest include media violence, the weapons effect, application of contemporary theories of aggression to understanding and preventing torture and genocide, and various facets of pop culture). If you wish to book me as a speaker, please contact me via email or phone (see contact information above).

If you would like a copy of any of my publications, feel free to contact me. I will gladly send you a reprint via email or snail mail.

Primary Interests:

  • Aggression, Conflict, Peace
  • Applied Social Psychology
  • Interpersonal Processes
  • Personality, Individual Differences
  • Political Psychology
  • Social Cognition

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Other Publications:

Courses Taught:

  • Capstone
  • Conditioning and Learning
  • Experimental Psychology
  • General Psychology
  • Human Aggression
  • Introduction to Behavioral Statistics
  • Research Methods in Psychology
  • Social Psychology

Arlin James Benjamin, Jr.
Department of Behavioral Sciences
University of Arkansas--Fort Smith
5210 Grand Avenue, P.O. Box 3649
Fort Smith, Arkansas 72913-3649
United States

  • Phone: (479) 788-7573
  • Fax: (479) 424-6573

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