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A. James Benjamin, Jr.

A. 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. Some of my work suggests a more skeptical approach to these phenomena, and is consistent with other skeptical accounts. 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), in order to determine if data are consistent or inconsistent with current theoretical models. I have secondary interest in research on authoritarianism. Much of my research intersects with other disciplines such as Media Communication.

Primary Interests:

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

A. James Benjamin, Jr.
Department of Psychology
University of Arkansas--Fort Smith
5210 Grand Avenue, P.O. Box 3649
Fort Smith, Arkansas 72913-3649
United States of America

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

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