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Arlin James Benjamin, Jr.

Arlin James Benjamin, Jr.

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I am a social 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 (in particular, media violence and 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 examining the role of both short-term and long-term exposure to mass media on the cultivation of social attitudes toward violence (such as the practice of torture). I have secondary interest in political psychology, with a particular focus on authoritarianism.

Primary Interests:

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

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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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