Faculty Spotlight: Bradley Bond

Bradley Bond

Bradley Bond is an associate professor in the department of communication studies. Bradley's research is most commonly described as media psychology. He takes a social psychological approach to investigating the relationship between media exposure and various health- and identity-related outcomes among child and adolescent populations. His present research agenda explores how sex is portrayed in the media and the effects of media exposure on the sexual identities and sexual behaviors of gay, lesbian, and bisexual youth. Additionally, Bradley studies how audiences develop parasocial relationships with fictional characters and how the strength of those relationships may influence learning from media characters. He teaches classes on media history, research methods, theory, and media effects/psychology. When not on campus, Bradley is likely watching trashy reality television, following his beloved St. Louis Cardinals, playing with his Yorkshire terrier, or trying a trendy new restaurant.

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Bradley Bond, PhD
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