Texas Tech University

John A. Velez

College of Media & Communication, Department of Journalism & Electronic Media

J VelezDr. Velez's research explores the psychological processes underlying new media selection and effects. His primary research program examines how cooperative social interactions can attenuate the deleterious effects of violent video games on players' subsequent cooperative and aggressive behaviors. Velez received his PhD in Mass Communication Uses and Effects in the School of Communication from the Ohio State University.