Dolf ZillmannDolf Zillmann (born March 12, 1935) is Dean Emeritus, and Professor of Information Sciences, Communication and Psychology at the University of Alabama (UA). Zillmann predominately conducted research in Media Psychology, a branch of Psychology focused on the effects of media consumption on human affect, developing and expanding a range of theories within Media Psychology and Communication. His work centred on the relation between aggression, emotion, and arousal through media consumption, predominately in pornography and violent genres of movie and television. His research also includes the effects of music consumption, video games, and sports.
Zillmann's influence within both the fields of Media Psychology and Communication was highlighted by Ellen Baker Derwin and Janet De Merode finding Zillmann to be the seventh most contributing Media Psychology author between 1999 - 2010. Provided by Wikipedia