Dr Wayne Warburton is a lecturer in developmental psychology with the Department of Psychology and is the Deputy Director of the Children and Families Research Centre at Macquarie University (Sydney). Wayne is also a registered psychologist, and represents the interests of telecommunications consumers on the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman’s governing council.
Wayne has a strong research interest in media effects, primarily comparing the impact of violent visual versus auditory media and examining the effect of violent lyrics versus aggressive tone in violent music. Wayne also has a research interest in media depictions of aggression as a means of controlling one’s environment, the development of stable aggressive patterns of thought through media exposure, and video game and screen addictions.
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