Oversight Hearing - National Science Foundation and Youth Violence Research: Hearing Before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies, One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, First Session, March 19, 2013 [open pdf - 614KB]
This testimony compilation is from the March 19, 2013 hearing, "Oversight Hearing - National Science Foundation and Youth Violence Research," before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies. From the opening statement of Brad J. Bushman: "Chairman Wolf, Ranking Member Fattah, and distinguished Members of the Subcommittee, my name is Brad J. Bushman. I am a professor of communication, a professor of psychology, and the endowed chair of mass communication at The Ohio State University. In the summer, I am a professor of communication science at the Vrije Universiteit (Free University), Amsterdam, the Netherlands. I have been doing research on the causes of aggressive and violent behavior for almost 30 years. I have published over 130 articles in peer-reviewed journals, including in the top scientific journals such as Science and Nature. I have conducted over 50 studies on violent media effects. In the wake of the Newtown shooting, Chairman Wolf asked the National Science Foundation (NSF) to find out what researchers know and don't know about the connection between exposure to media violence and youth violence, and other factors that contribute to these devastating event s. NSF approached Katherine Newman, Dean of the Arts and Sciences at Johns Hopkins and an expert in rampage shootings, and I to assemble a committee with relevant expertise (e.g., communication, law, sociology, computer science, adolescent development, natural language analysis, gun policy, data analysis) to address this urgent and important topic. The committee gathered at NSF headquarters on February 1st and 2nd to write a report titled 'Youth violence: What we need to know.' My purpose today is to summarize the results from that report." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Subra Suresh and Brad J. Bushman.
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